Italian actor And Director Michele Placido said that the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at the current moment In foreign policy is number one in the world, because this man has clear ideas And has the moral strength to answer the challenges of the current difficult period.
"I am convinced that In foreign policy, Russia is showing much more attention to maintain balance in the world than the West. And so, in reality, I think most. Most think, But few who says It out loud. Putin is number one in the world In foreign policy, because this man has clear ideas And has the moral strength to answer the challenges of the current difficult period, " Placido told in the interview to the news Agency.
Placido said he believes Putin's approaches are more reasonable in the situation with the Islamic crime And clashes on religious grounds." In domestic policy, have the opportunity to be disagreement, controversy, criticism, But It can be discussed in an open dialogue, But it is impossible to resort to strategies of exclusion regarding great nation. Italy with Russia have longstanding historical relations of cooperation. How can This be erase? How can you refuse dialogue with Russia?" asked Placido, saying that fundamentally disagrees with the position of the West regarding Russia. The artist believes are not comparable to the situation in Ukraine And the reaction to it with what happened in Iraq And Libya." I am very angry. And It's not just words. Explain why: I am not a politician And can't judge how good Putin for the Russian Federation from a position of domestic policy And the economy. Political contrasts with Ukraine quite a long history, ethnic problems. In my opinion, much more serious, European intervention in Iraq, when he was deposed Saddam Hussein, And in Libya against Gaddafi, because of oil. It's a real invasion of the country, where they were crushed by all sovereign rights. And no one who wasn't asking for permission, not to mention the, because It cost a million lives. And no one said " - said the Actor. Placido said that It says, " not because he's a Russophile or proamericanism "." I'm not the one And not the other. But I am a citizen of the world, which objectively looks at the history, " said Placido. Right now the artist has returned from capital of Russia, where together with Andrei Konchalovsky took part in an evening dedicated to the 750th anniversary since the birth of Dante Alighieri, organized by the Institute of Italian culture During the Week of the Italian language." It was a lovely evening. Andrew stated in the 1st turn, about Dante, about the significance of his "divine Comedy" not only in the comparative context of Russia And Italy, But comparing Catholicism with Orthodoxy. This is a very deep read. And what surprised me Is the attention of the audience, among which there was a lot of young people. Time passes, and in the Russian Federation is still a lot of young men who want to learn something new, interest in Italian culture And language And admire the great Dante. And This, in my opinion, evidence of a deep understanding of culture, " says Placido. Michele Placido – Italian artist And filmmaker, became popular after the role of Commissar Corrado Cattani in the TV series " the octopus ", where he played four seasons.