Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in the awards ceremony of the Russian geographical society. In particular, the President gave a mini geography exam for two kids, asking one of them about the borders of the Russian Federation. Later, the President corrected the answer of the boy, saying in jest that “the borders of Russia never end”, reports TASS.
The organizers of the ceremony decided to acquaint the President with a five-year-old Timothy Tsoi and nine-year-old Miroslav, Askira, whose knowledge of geography has shocked many. The boys had previously participated in several TV projects, during which never made a mistake naming the regions of the Russian Federation, countries of the world and their capitals.
Standing on the stage next to the guys, the President decided to personally check how they know georgeview. Timothy Tsoi, he was asked to name the country whose capital is Ouagadougou. “Burkina Faso”, the boy replied that he could not at first recall the former name of the country. “Top something”, he said. “Upper Volta! Well done!” – praised him President.
Miroslav Askirka in turn, Putin has boasted that he knows “all the capital and all the country outlines”. “And where is the boundary for Russia?” – asked the student President. “The borders of Russia over the Bering Strait from the United States…” – began to answer the boy, however, Putin decided to correct him. “The Russian border is nowhere over,” the President said with a smile.
In the framework of participation in the ceremony the President also viewed an exhibition of works by winners of the photo contest PRO “the Most beautiful country”. The head of state passed on exposure together with the Minister of defence, President of the RGS Sergei Shoigu. Contest “the Most beautiful country” was held for the second time and became an annual event. For four and a half months 23 thousands of photographers from Russia and other countries sent about 110 thousand images. PRO presented the awards to the winners in 13 categories.
At the moment, Russian President Vladimir Putin believes “the most successful geostrategy virtuoso,” which, in addition, failed to win the confidence of the international investors, writes the German newspaper Die Welt, which quoted InoPressa.
Note that geopolitical talents Putin spoke, in particular, after March 2014, the Crimean Peninsula and Sevastopol became the Russian Federation. At the same time Ukraine has not recognized the referendum in Crimea. In Kiev believe the annexation of Crimea an “occupation” in the West “annexation”, which was the reason for imposing sanctions on Russia.