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Nazarbayev: Putin is a man of his word

12 March, 14:53 123
Nazarbayev: Putin is a man of his word

According to Nursultan Nazarbayev, Russia cannot be pushed aside, because Russia is a huge country that possesses nuclear missiles and a huge factor of world politics.

In the interview to Channel One, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev told about Vladimir Putin’s role as the head of the Russian Federation in the world arena, BNews.kz reports.

In his speech, Nursultan Nazarbayev notes that relations between the leaders of states are very important.

“Trust between the leaders, as a rule, leads to trust between the states. Vladimir Putin was elected as President in 2000, and we had been having a good relationship from the first days. I will not hide that it turned into a real friendship. Why? Firstly, I observed the way of work. The person who did not have such an experience as mine (…). Let’s remember the story, when the entire Russia practically destroyed the vertical of power, each region worked by itself. We being Russia’s neighbor observe that the regions stopped to pay taxes to the center, each region set salaries by itself, full independence, no matter how much. There was a war in the Caucasus, the international situation and internal economy were really poor. And he fixed, learned all of that and set, despite difficult conditions,” the President said.

According to Nazarbayev, Vladimir Putin set Russia to its place, the place where it should be.

“Russia was ignored, not allowed to resolve the most important global issues. And, Russia cannot be put aside, it is a huge country that possesses nuclear missiles and is a huge factor of world politics. That is, it was shortsighted to attempt to put Russia aside from all that. And Putin set Russia to its place, the place where it should be. And it was right to take part in the conflict on a request of Syria. Practically, Russia took part in combating extremism, terrorism, that Syria faced. There were huge risks, and there was not time, And eventually, the participation was successful. That is the nature of Putin,” the head of state said.

At the same time, Nursultan Nazarbayev noted human qualities of the President of the Russian Federation.

“I can say that I know it well than others. He is a man of his word. You know, that in the book of Niccolò Machiavelli The Prince, when he advices the princes how to work, there is an extract that the prince has a right to take a given word back if it is of interests of the state or the leader. Putin is not like any other. If he gives a word he will never take it back. Even if it happens in disadvantageous moments. It is possible to work with such a person, such people deserve respect,” Nazarbayev said.