Handling figures of Russian culture and artAccording to the materials: www.duma.gov.ru
Today Russia is going through a dramatic period in its history. Changes in the life of our country, the emergence of a new state, unfortunately, occur against a background of military actions in the North Caucasus. You can not bear to see the suffering of Chechen civilians who have become hostages of terrorists, as it is impossible not to feel the pain of each new news of killed Russian soldiers. What is happening in this region of the country - a real tragedy for our entire people.
It would seem that the world community, which spends colossal forces and means to combat terrorism would support Russia's actions, literally protects the peaceful sleep of the citizens. However, since the early days of the antiterrorist operation a number of influential Western politicians and businessmen were subjected to severe criticism of our country, calling for its isolation. At a high level, the question of introducing sanctions against Russia seriously discussed, the announcement of the international embargo on trade with our country as well as the suspension of Russia's membership in several international organizations. A particularly distressing the fact that recently in the anti-Russian campaign is very well-known and respected in the West, people of culture and art. This is a very worrying sign. We can not regard it as an attempt to transfer the problem from the political sphere to the mass consciousness and thereby kick-start the formation of a new "enemy image". Apparently, the incipient political stabilization, trends in economic growth and, therefore, improve the competitiveness of Russia on the world stage really threaten someone's interests.
Yes, we want to live free, rich and happy, but above all we must ensure its own security. By choosing the new president of Russia Vladimir Putin, the man who has assumed responsibility for the operation in Chechnya, Russian citizens have clearly expressed their will. We call on everyone - our partners, opponents, this will be considered.