State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin spoke about the call from the former Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yevgeny Primakov in the early 2000s to “protect [президента России Владимира] Putin “. He stated this in an interview with Komsomolskaya Pravda.
So Volodin answered the question of which of the historical figures appeals to him.
“Evgeny Primakov. Its role in the formation of a new Russia is enormous. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, he headed the Foreign Intelligence Service, participated in its formation. Then, in the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs, despite the difficulties of that period of time, he defended the interests of our state, strengthened sovereignty. He did everything to make our country strong, in the most difficult time he headed the Government, right after the default, ”explained Volodin.
He also included the Russian leader in the list of the figures appealing to him. According to him, it was Primakov who introduced him to Putin in September 2001, almost 20 years ago. “Then Evgeny Maksimovich told me:“ Take care of Putin, Russia needs him ”. Indeed, there is no politician stronger than Putin in the world today. He does a lot for the country, and hardly anyone can be a more effective president than him, ”the speaker concluded.
Volodin also urged in an interview to leave Russian President Vladimir Putin as head of state “as long as possible”, since under him Russia will become even stronger. In addition, the speaker of the State Duma said that he did not and never had presidential ambitions.
Earlier in May, Alexei Dyachenko, the former son-in-law of ex-Russian President Boris Yeltsin, named the reason why the current head of the country, Vladimir Putin, came to power. According to Dyachenko, former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov could become Yeltsin’s successor, but several reasons prevented him. “Firstly, he did not tolerate criticism in his address … Secondly, Primakov was tough in pursuing his line, not looking back at the presidential administration,” he said.