tensions with minorities in Russia: “In Russia, live like Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if
it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, it should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws.
If they prefer Sharia Law, and live the life of Muslim’s then we advise them to go to those places where that’s
the state law.
“Russia does not need Muslim 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 will not tolerate disrespect of our
“When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the Russian national interest first, observing that the Muslims Minorities Are Not Russians.”
The politicians in the Duma gave Putin a five minute standing ovation.