Soviet and Russian director Alexander Sokurov does not exclude that his new meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin may take place if the head of state confirms his proposal and considers that there is a reason for this.
“If he (the president – ed.) Repeats the proposal, then why not. We need to meet – that’s great. If the president thinks that we have something to discuss, then we should meet. It will be interesting to listen to him, what he really thinks about what I said, because it seemed to me that Vladimir Vladimirovich misunderstood me on many issues, “Sokurov said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
Recall that on December 9, at a meeting of the Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights (HRC), the director turned rather sharply to the head of state and received a harsh response. He stated that the republics of the North Caucasus had allegedly become mono-national, and offered to release those who do not want to live with Russia in one state.
Putin replied that from Sokurov’s part it was “not a speech, but a manifesto, a set of fears that some part of our citizens have.” The President advised Sokurov to be more careful when discussing interethnic relations: “Don’t be dashing, as they say here. This must be taken very seriously. And superficially, it is impermissible even for you to talk about it all over the country. These are dangerous toys, I assure you. “
At the same time, Putin actually invited the director for a separate conversation: “Come to me, we have not seen for a long time, you know how I feel about our meetings and discussions, I will discuss with you with pleasure.”
Later, the presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that his boss reacted harshly to Sokurov’s speech, since his words were unprofessional and without knowledge of the subject. “The director, unfortunately, was very unprofessional and without knowledge of the subject began to touch on very important, delicate topics. This is what the president does not tolerate. But he told him about it directly, “- said Peskov.
After the meeting, Sokurov said that Putin “did not understand” his speech and was “in vain offended”, and today said that he did not rule out his arrest and prosecution because of the dispute with Putin, and that he “could not avoid it.”
We add that in an interview with RIA Novosti, Sokurov did not comment on the words of the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, who offered to give a legal assessment of his statements about the North Caucasus at a meeting between the president and the HRC.
Kadyrov believes that the director’s statements about federalism in Russia should be given a legal assessment. On his Telegram channel, the head of Chechnya indicated that “in the place of the competent authorities” he would “give the words of the nihilist Sokurov a legal assessment of the fact of an anti-state and extremist nature.”
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