Thanks to Putin, Russia is respected in the world, Volodin says
Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said that Russian President Vladimir Putin made the Russian Federation a country the world defer to.
The chairman of the Lower House recalled that in 1990s, Russia was a "rogue country that no one deferred to.”
”What role did we play? Those, who lived in the country? He [Putin] did everything to ensure that the country is not only taken into account, but also a competitor in all spheres,” RIA Novosti quotes the State Duma Speaker as saying.