Putin says about importance of national unity

Russia has always won victories, when its people were united, president said

Russia has always won victories, when its people were united, and, vice versa, the country faced defeats and tragedies, where it was disunited, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.

"If we take a look at the history, and this has not been quite far from the present day we will reassure ourselves that when we were united, we have always won bright victories, and when we were disunited, we faced tragedies, split, troubles and sufferings of millions of our citizens. We faced false values, criminal ambitions and nationwide mischief," the head of state said at the civil forum of communities in Moscow.

Therefore, he believes that "this is so important to be self-aware of being united people despite all our diversity." "But, certainly, this unity does not mean uniformity of thoughts on the existing problems," Putin said.

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