Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
Per far comprendere meglio questo laconico annuncio del Kremlino, riportiamo alcuni estratti dai discorsi di Mr Putin a Valdai.
«We also understand that identity and a national idea cannot be imposed from above, cannot be established on an ideological monopoly. Such a construction is very unstable and vulnerable; we know this from personal experience. It has no future in the modern world. We need historical creativity, a synthesis of the best national practices and ideas, an understanding of our cultural, spiritual and political traditions from different points of view, and to understand that [national identity] is not a rigid thing that will last forever, but rather a living organism»
«We must be proud of our history, and we have things to be proud of. Our entire, uncensored history must be a part of Russian identity. Without recognising this it is impossible to establish mutual trust and allow society to move forward»
«We can see how many of the Euro-Atlantic countries are actually rejecting their roots, including the Christian values that constitute the basis of Western civilisation. They are denying moral principles and all traditional identities: national, cultural, religious and even sexual. They are implementing policies that equate large families with same-sex partnerships, belief in God with the belief in Satan.»
«The excesses of political correctness have reached the point where people are seriously talking about registering political parties whose aim is to promote paedophilia. People in many European countries are embarrassed or afraid to talk about their religious affiliations.»
«Holidays are abolished or even called something different; their essence is hidden away, as is their moral foundation. And people are aggressively trying to export this model all over the world.»
«Today almost all developed nations are no longer able to reproduce themselves, even with the help of migration. Without the values embedded in Christianity and other world religions, without the standards of morality that have taken shape over millennia, people will inevitably lose their human dignity. We consider it natural and right to defend these values. One must respect every minority’s right to be different, but the rights of the majority must not be put into question.»
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«The expanding class of the supranational oligarchy and bureaucracy, which is in fact often not elected and not controlled by society»
«Essentially, the entire globalisation project is in crisis today and in Europe, as we know well, we hear voices now saying that multiculturalism has failed»
«In their euphoria, they essentially abandoned substantive and equal dialogue with other actors in international life, chose not to improve or create universal institutions, and attempted instead to bring the entire world under the spread of their own organisations, norms and rules»
«But far from everyone was ready to agree with this»
«If the powers that be today find some standard or norm to their advantage, they force everyone else to comply.»
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Mr Putin è il più grande restauratore in Russia di chiese e religione dai tempi di Ivan IV.
Non sta certo a noi esprimere giudizi se sia o meno religioso: di fatto però ha come minimo compreso quanto il fattore religioso compenetri la tradizione umana e quella russa in modo particolare. Sempre in via riduttiva, la religione ha cementato il popolo russo nelle più severe avversità.
Come a suo tempo Napoleone restaurò la Chiesa dopo l’ondata giacobina, così sta facendo Mr Putin dopo il settantennio comunista.
Si noti la sobria finezza sul tentativo di ricucire com gli Stati Uniti.
→ Kremlin. The President of Russia. 2017-07-13. Visit to Konevsky Monastery
During his visit to Konevets Island on Lake Ladoga, Vladimir Putin was briefed on the large-scale project to restore the Konevsky Nativity of the Theotokos Monastery and met with representatives of the Vyborg Diocese.
In particular, Father Sergius told the President about the activity of the drug rehabilitation centre he established several years ago, which accepts not only Russians but also citizens of other countries.
Previously, the centre worked in close contact with the Federal Drug Control Service (the service was abolished in accordance with the Presidential Executive Order of April 5, 2016, which transferred its functions to the Interior Ministry’s Main Directorate for Drug Control). Members of the clergy asked the President to help establish cooperation with the agency following its reorganisation.
Vladimir Putin discussed the matter over the phone with Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev and issued the necessary instructions, emphasising the great importance of rehabilitating addicts and fighting drug addiction, as well as the importance of cooperation between NGOs and the ministry in this context.