Putin nævnte en mængde resultater fra sovjettiden inden for videnskab, rumforskning, landets forsvar, sociale sfære, sundhedsvæsen og uddannelse

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Som Rusland markere hundredåret for Oktoberrevolutionen, har præsident Vladimir Putin anmodet samfundet om at lægge uenighederne angående Sovjet æraen til side.

"I dette år, hundredåret for Oktoberrevolutionen, har vi søgt at opmuntre samfundet til at opgive konfrontation, til at se sig selv som et enkelt samfund og blive klar over, at vi fortsætter vores århundrede gamle fælles historie," fortalte Putin ved et møde i Rådet for Kultur og Kunst.

"Hvad enten vi kan lide visse år eller ikke, men der var alting der - dårlige ting, men også en masse gode ting, som ikke burde glemmes," sagde han.


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As fears were voiced at the session over negative consequences of people's discord over the Soviet era times, Putin acknowledged the problem.

"Yes, certainly the problem does exist, but it has always been in place," he said. The president recalled earlier attempts to 'forget' WWI. He also stated that Soviet films are still shown on TV, despite their "expressed ideological component". "Shows are staged, books are not burned, thank God," he remarked.

"Attempts to forget, to extirpate something do happen," Putin stressed. He went on to cite a host of Soviet era achievements in science, space exploration, the country's defense, social sphere, healthcare and education. "A giant leap was made," he said.