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Kasyanov: Putin’s supporters in Latvia don’t want to live in the Russia of today

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RURussian opposition politician Mikhail Kasyanov is certain that people who express support to Vladimir Putin’s regime in Latvia do not have any detailed knowledge about Russia’s internal policy. They would never want to live in the country that Russia is today, as reported by lsm.lv.

According to survey results, the majority of Russian-speakers living in Latvia support Putin’s policy. In his interview to LTV, Kasyanov noted that these surveys should also include indexes in questions regarding people’s desire to relocate to Russia and have ties with this country.

«They express support because they are led by inertia – Russians are like that. They have no knowledge of modern internal policy of the Russian Federation. They don’t even want to understand it,» – says Kasyanov.

He believes Putin’s supporters do not look at matters in a sufficiently detailed manner. What’s more important he says they do not want to live in the Russia of today.

Kasyanov explains that people who sympathize with Russia’s position, support the government that leads the country to ruin. This is why Russians living in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have made the right decision by choosing to support traditions and language in Europe.

Kasyanov is also highly negative toward Harmony party’s cooperation with Putin’s United Russia: «United Russia is not a political power. It is an association of businessmen and officials loyal to Putin. It serves as a bridge that connects with Putin,» – said the politician.

The former Prime Minister of Russia has no doubts that Latvia should build a bridge connecting with the Russian Federation. However, he doubts it should be built to connect with Vladimir Putin’s team.

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  1. Linda says:

    Perhaps the supporters could return temporarily to Russia to experience life with Putin et al and then they have a comparison model.

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