“I am very
pleased that this meeting is being held in an audience named after Yevgeny
Maksimovich Primakov,” said Viacheslav Volodin
Viaсheslav Viktoroviсh The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the seventh convocation. He was elected as part of the federal list of candidates proposed by the All-Russian political party “United Russia” . He noted that Yevgeny Primakov always emphasized the need to build a multipolar world.
“Unipolarity led to dire consequences that turned a lot of countries into ruins — Iraq, Libya, and this could have happened in Syria, if not for our country, our President,” the Chairman of the State Duma added.
Viacheslav Volodin said that Russia and Slovakia are united by culture and history. “But there is more to the relationship between the Russian and Slovak people. There is a common victory over fascism, over the brown plague, which practically swallowed the whole world in the middle of the last century,” he said.
The Chairman of the State Duma reminded that 63 517 of our soldiers and officers, our grandfathers and great-grandfathers remained buried in the Slovak land.
“It is extremely important to do everything to protect our history,” said Viacheslav Volodin.
“Today there are attempts to rewrite history. Moreover, today we see how in Poland — a country that suffered huge losses from fascism, the graves of our grandfathers and our monuments are being destroyed. This is unacceptable,” the Chairman of the State Duma emphasized.
“Such a conversation with our European colleagues is extremely important because we need to do everything to protect those who cannot protect themselves anymore,” he added.
“We live because they sacrificed their lives. Today, European politicians can realize themselves, because our soldiers and officers remained buried there,” said Viacheslav Volodin.
He also thanked Andrej Danko: “You are a brave person, you are different from many of our colleagues who not only go with the flow but also betrayed the memory of their grandfathers, of their past.”
According to the Chairman of the State Duma, despite the fact that the Slovak National Uprising was quelled, it “brought to the brink of victory, saved a large number of our soldiers and officers. The citizens of Slovakia did everything at the cost of their lives, so that victory could come to Europe as soon as possible. ”
Viacheslav Volodin emphasized the role of friendship between Slavic nations.
“Relations between Russia and Slovakia are built on the principles of friendship, the absence of double standards, and non-interference in the affairs of sovereign states. It is extremely important for us that our colleagues from European states do their best so the same standards will be implemented,” he said.
“Today’s conversation will be useful to you, because your future work is related to international relations,” Viacheslav Volodin addressed MGIMO students.
He said that much depends on the parliamentary dimension in international relations, as far as nationals understand each other, and if there is progress in relations at the level of politicians.
“Without dialogue, there is no trust, and without trust there is no development,” concluded Viacheslav Volodin.
Commenting on the MGIMO student’s proposal to organize meetings of veterans who participated in the liberation of Slovakia, Viacheslav Volodin said that the State Duma together with colleagues from the parliaments of Slovakia, Israel, and other states will discuss formats of meetings of veterans of our countries.
The Speaker of the National Council of the Slovak Republic Andrej Danko attended the event. He also noted that relations between Slovakia and Russia are actively developing.
“I met just wonderful people here, among the politicians of the Russian Federation, people who gave a lot of support to me who entered the political realm,” said Andrej Danko.
He noted the friendly relations between him and Viacheslav Volodin and called on future diplomats for friendship between representatives of different countries, because such relations can prevent in the future even military conflicts and will contribute to the establishment of peace.
“Power is a huge responsibility. Continue to be people with good hearts, those for whom friendship and peace are the main things in life,” he emphasized.
“I will always say that politicians from Russia have heart. Peace is impossible without strong Russia,” said Andrej Danko.
The Speaker of the National Council of the Slovak Republic Andrej Danko was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.