Vladimir Putin on new regions: These are people who are dear to us. How are they different from the rest of our people? Nothing!
The President of Russia spoke at the final day of the Council of Legislators in St. Petersburg. Photo: Alexander Demyanchuk/TASS
Tauride Palace in St. Petersburg – a fragment of the old Empire. On the ceiling of the main hall there are the letters “SPQR” – “Senate and People of Rome” in Latin. I don’t know what the creators put into this abbreviation, but in 2023 it reads like “our answer to America.” Over there, across the ocean, the parliament building is also called “Capitol” in Roman, and the national motto is also in Latin. So to speak, one Empire – and another. With our, Russian, more fair approach.
This is what social justice was discussed today in the Tauride Palace, which has temporarily turned into the political capital of Russia. For the Council of Legislators was held there – a grandiose congress of deputies of the Duma, senators, members of regional legislative assemblies.
And on the sidelines – we, journalists. Let me tell you a little secret: we usually follow such meetings not with our own eyes, but from the press room. Because the main room will not accommodate everyone. But it’s convenient for us: you sit, hook up to Wi-Fi, take shorthand.
I am a new person at such events, I stare at everything, like a provincial who first came to St. Petersburg. Here I see: the star of the Kremlin pool Andrey Kolesnikov – in ordinary jeans and a sweatshirt – modestly drinks tea and coffee in a journalistic pantry, apparently mentally honing sharp headlines.
Suddenly, the Chairman of the Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, pays attention to us, journalists: “Why did you photograph Leonid Slutsky sleeping? he asks. – You do not give the context: before that, he worked all night, he was tired. Try to photograph someone like that somewhere in the British House of Lords – they will immediately deprive you of accreditation.
Then there is the meeting itself. Volodin, together with the Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, strongly demand that officials get away from formalism and bureaucracy. Especially in the social support of NWO participants (which I already wrote about in the previous mini-report).
Small break. To the classical music pouring from the interior speakers, the deputies and senators are refreshed with fruit drinks.
Then everyone flocks to the main hall: to the place where the first – still pre-revolutionary – Russian Duma once sat.
The main guest appears Vladimir Putin.
“Congratulations on the Day of Russian Parliamentarism,” the President begins. And thanks everyone for the productive work to create a solid legislative foundation. Then he quotes the first chairman of the first pre-revolutionary Duma – Sergei Muromtsev – that “the state should be the subject of the people’s business.”
Putin highly appreciates parliamentary work: in terms of strengthening the economy, sovereignty, security, providing for the defense industry and the needs of the heroes participating in the NWO. Although there is work to be done:
– People [на четырёх новых территориях] should feel belonging to a single system of our country.
And then the President, as the youth says, “gives out a database” about Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporozhye and Kherson region:
“These are our historical lands and native people for us. Many of you have been there. Well, how do they differ from the rest of our people? Nothing!
I notice that behind Vladimir Vladimirovich there are six flags of Russia. Why? Maybe a hint that the BRICS bloc will soon have one more member? And the first Duma was opened in the sixth (1906) year … Guessing, guessing …
“Those who create problems for us create them for themselves,” Putin continues, hinting at another attempt by the West to impose new sanctions.
And he recalls that the territory of Russia is immense: “From Sakhalin to Kaliningrad, from the Russian Arctic to Novorossia.” Returning to the international agenda:
“Parliamentary diplomacy is gaining additional importance,” the president recalls (of course, not just like that, as discussed below).
Today the speech of the national leader is short. Immediately after the end – we run to the bus. Right now, after St. Petersburg, we (including some deputies) are going to have a grandiose journey – just along the line of parliamentary diplomacy, which the President spoke about a moment ago.
But more on that in the next post.