Posted on: Sep 22, 2013 at 08:18
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    On February 4th, 2013, Vladimir Putin, the Russian president,
addressed the Duma, (Russian Parliament), and gave a speech about the
tensions with minorities in Russia:

    "In Russia live Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants
to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, should speak Russian,
and should respect the Russian laws.  If they prefer Sharia Law, then
we advise them to go to those places where that's the state law.
Russia does not need minorities.  Minorities need Russia, and we will
not grant them special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit
their desires, no matter how loud they yell 'discrimination'.  We
better learn from the suicides of America, England, Holland and
France, if we are to survive as a nation.  The Russian customs and
traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the
primitive ways of most minorities.  When this
    honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should
have in mind the national interest first, observing that the
minorities are not Russians.

    The politicians in the Duma gave Putin a five minute standing ovation.
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