Famous Quotes of Vladimir Putin

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Vladimir Putin


Vladimir Putin,  the current president of Russia and the most influential Russian post Cold War era whose speeches and interviews are very popular around the world. Rated as the most powerful person by Forbes (2013, 2014, and 2015) and the person of the year (2007) by Time’s magazine, Putin’s leadership propelled Russia’s high economic growth, improved the living standards of Russian people and brought back Russia’s presence on the world stage. Among his popular speeches and interviews, here are a few famous quotes mouthed by Putin.


Quote No 1 :


Whoever does not miss the Soviet Union has no heart. Whoever wants it back has no brain. – to an interview with German television channel ARD in May 2005.

Quote No 2 :

Everything will probably never be OK. But we have to try for it. – during a state run media question and answer session. Read More

Quote No 3 :

Nobody should pin their hopes on a miracle. – before being elected as President of Russia for the first time. Read More

Quote No 4 :

Terrorists are always a threat to someone. If we’ll be scared of them, it means they have won. – in an interview to Associated Press and Russia’s State Channel1 TV. Read More

Quote No 5 :

At least in Russia, you cannot just go and tap into someone’s phone conversation without a warrant issued by court. That’s more or less the way a civilized society should go about fighting terrorism. – to Russia Today television channel’s journalists and correspondents, June 11, 2013. Read More

Quote No 6 :

If you aspire to be a leader of your own country, you must speak your own language, for God’s sake. – in an interview to TIME magazine after elected as person of the year (2007). Read More

Quote No 7 :

If the nation is not capable of preserving itself and reproducing, if it loses it vital bearings and ideals, then it doesn’t need foreign enemies – it will fall apart on its own. – during his annual State of Nation address in 2012. Read More

Quote No 8 :

Politics should not interfere with sports. And sports should impact politics. –  to Stephan Opoulos (anchor of ABC News channel). Read More

Quote No 9 :

Our society, including the liberals, must understand that there must be order. – during the marathon Q&A session to State Media. Read More

Quote No 10 :

Despite all the achievements of civilization, the human being is still one of the most vulnerable creatures on earth. – for an interview to the website Outdoor Life


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