ST. PETERSBURG, November 17. Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking about the actors who criticized the SVO, said that the head is not only a tool for conversation, they have the right to have their own point of view, but the opinion of the people is an objective factor that cannot be avoided.
"You know, someone said something. The head is not only a tool for speaking, it is also (for this purpose – ed.) to think before you say something. This is the first. But there is also a second thing. Many people are adults, literate, knowledgeable, talented. Of course, they are minding their own business… But I admit that people did not follow, did not understand what was happening,” Putin said, speaking at the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
He noted that every person certainly has the right to his own point of view, but one must also take into account such a factor as the opinion of the people.
“”There is one more circumstance that everyone certainly needs to take into account, this is the mood in society and the opinion of the people of the country that we consider or we don’t consider it our homeland. And this is an objective factor that no one can escape,” Putin said.