Putin remembered the Northern War and Peter I. According to him, the Slavs originally lived in those territories, so the emperor did not reject, but returned these lands
The Purpose of Modern Russia— “return and strengthen,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with young entrepreneurs at VDNKh in Moscow, the broadcast was on the “Looking” platform.
He compared the current situation with the events of the Great Northern War (1700-1721) in Russia and Sweden and stated that Peter I did not take anything away from the neighboring country during this period, instead “he returned”.
” ; Peter I led the Northern War for 21 years. It would seem that he fought with Sweden and rejected something there. He didn't reject anything! He returned»,— explained the head of state. He clarified that we are talking about “the whole Ladoga region”; and the territory “where Petersburg is founded today.”
Putin visited the multimedia exhibition “Peter I. The Birth of an Empire” in the historical park «Russia— my story" at VDNKh in Moscow on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the emperor's birth.
Putin added that when Peter I founded the new capital, none of the European countries recognized it— the states of Europe considered these territories to be Swedish.
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According to the head of state, world politics has hardly changed since then. “Apparently, it also fell to our lot to restore and strengthen [the sovereignty of the country and its ancestral territories], and if we proceed from the fact that these basic values form the basis of our existence,” — he concluded.
At the same event, Putin stressed that “in order to claim some sort of leadership,” a country needs to secure its sovereignty so as not to turn into a colony. The colonies do not make independent decisions and do not survive in the geopolitical struggle, the head of state noted.
After the start of the Russian special operation, Moscow and Kyiv held several rounds of negotiations online and offline. One of the points of the final agreement, which Moscow defends, & mdash; recognition by Ukraine of Crimea as part of Russia. Previously, Putin pointed out that the Crimea— “this is sovereign Russian territory”, which the country returned to its “home harbour”; as a result of strengthening from within.
In turn, Vladimir Medinsky, aide to the president, head of the Russian Military Historical Society, emphasized that the territory of modern Russia has decreased compared to the size of the Russian Empire, but “not forever.”
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