While maintaining our nuclear potential at the proper level, we need to devote more attention to developing the entire range of means of information warfare
You can make a throne of bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long.
Today is the last day of an era past.
Let's not talk about Communism. Communism was just an idea, just pie in the sky.
It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts.
There are numerous bugbears in the profession of a politician. First, ordinary life suffers. Second, there are many temptations to ruin you and those around you. And I suppose third, and this is rarely discussed, people at the top generally have no friends.
A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can. In the end he burns out. But this is far better than [being] a mean little flame.
We can be proud that this is being done peacefully, without revolutions and coups.
We will solve this problem.
I understand that it's hard for everyone, but one cannot give in to emotions... we'll have to draw lessons from the current crisis and now we'll have to work on overcoming it
will not allow Kosovo to be touched.
A total of 1,580 people, the civilian population, suffered as a result of the bloody wave of terrorist acts that swept over Moscow and other towns and villages of our country.
Your commanders have ordered you to storm the White House and to arrest me. But I as the elected President of Russia give you the order to turn your tanks and not to fight against your own people.
I believe in this tragic hour you can make the right choice. The honor and glory of Russian men of arms shall not be stained with the blood of the people.
Europe has found itself confronted with fresh challenges - challenges of a global character, the nature of which is directly connected with changes in the international climate and the difficulties of seeking new models for co-operation.