The Kremlin said that Russian President Vladimir Putin is “certainly” aware of the words of film Director Alexander Sokurov, who at the ceremony of “Nicky” saidthat the state mistakenly enrolled youth who came to protest against corruption on March 26, and urged not to encourage violence towards women participating in public events.

President of “always respect the point of view, which Express the master culture, he always maintains a dialogue with them, often agrees with them, always support them,” said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov (quoted by “Interfax”). While there are times when the President “arguments do not agree” and you repeatedly a witness,” added Sands.

Sokurov at the ceremony pointed out the error state, which familiarly acted against the youth on March 26: “it is Impossible to start a civil war among pupils and students… Need to hear them,” the Director said. He also recalled in his speech about Oleg Sentsov – Ukrainian film Director, convicted in Russia for 20 years of a colony of strict regime on charges of planning terrorist attacks.

This part of the speech Sokurov Peskov commented on Thursday, March 30 making it clear that Putin has not changed its position on the Ukrainian since 2 December 2016 at the meeting of the Council for cinematography when he asked to “solve the problem” of Sentsov, explainedthat he had been convicted in Russia for their beliefs or work, and for terrorist activities.

The connection of the protests with the election of Putin called “good material for thought” political science

Press Secretary of the President on March 31 had to answer also on the question of the relationship of protest activity on March 26, with the turnout in the elections, reports TASS.

The newspaper “Vedomosti” with reference to the results of a study conducted by the Agency Sigma Expert using big data to analyze trends, reportedthat in regions with low turnout in the elections to the state Duma in September 2016 the protest activity during the protest against corruption on March 26, was the highest.

“Now a lot of the reasoning of the political scientists on the subject of stock, both legal and illegal, on the topic of the upcoming presidential elections”, – commented on the publication of the Sands. “It is rather a bread of political scientists. I’m not yet ready to make any conclusions. Although, of course, is good material for meditation, study and the corresponding conclusions”, – said the press Secretary of the President.

Last 26 March, the rallies against corruption, the press service commented vaguely. On the first day after the arrests, Peskov saidthat the Kremlin soberly analyze their scope and do not tend them “neither to downplay nor exaggerate”, and also spoke about certain “facts” of the corruption of minors of the Moscow participants of the unsanctioned rally. Then he saidthat meant the promise of organizers to sue in the European court of human rights (ECHR) compensation for unlawful detention.

On the eve of the Sands refused to answer the question of journalists, whether the changed attitude of the head of state to the Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev after the appearance of the film Fund of struggle against corruption “you do not Dimon”in which opposition leader Alexei Navalny spoke about the “secret Empire” the head of government.

But before that, the anti-corruption mass protests, commented on the President himself, drawing Parallels with the Maidan and the “Arab spring”.

Putin added that Russia has been consistently fighting against corruption and he himself is in favour of questions on the fight against corruption was always the center of attention of the public and appreciates her attention to these issues.

Peskov told about the constant struggle with corruption in Russia

As transfers RIA “news”on this occasion a journalist asked the press Secretary of the President, will soon developed some new initiatives in this regard.

Dmitry Peskov said that the development of new anti-corruption legislative initiatives in Russia is constantly. “We have repeatedly said that this is an ongoing process, it is not a one-time action, but a continuous process and practice is quite regular, constantly appear and legislative initiatives and pravoprimeneniia initiatives and work plan of the special bodies, monitoring bodies, these initiatives appear quite regularly and often”.

We will remind that organizers of the rally against corruption Alexei Navalny has been arrested by the Tverskoy court on 27 March for 15 days on charges of disorderly conduct when carrying out uncoordinated actions in Moscow, the use of violence against representatives of the authorities. On the eve of the Moscow city court, having considered the appeal against the arrest of opposition leader, rejected her and left the sentence in force, despite the differences of police testimony about the resistance to the judge viewed the videotape of the arrest.

Arrested were also other employees of the FBC, including the head of the election headquarters of Bulk Leonid Volkov, the detainee during the Internet broadcast of mass protests against corruption for the disobedience to the requirement of police officers.

In the Kremlin have informed that Putin is aware of Sokurov’s statements about detentions at rallies against corruption 31.03.2017

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