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Russia: Knowledge of our history is 'necessary for solving modern problems' - Putin

12 22.06.2016 Инфо

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the importance of historical knowledge in the development of society in a meeting with the delegates of the National Historical Assembly in Moscow, Wednesday.
Speaking about the importance of history, Putin said "Russian history is the foundation of our national outlook" because it offers "necessary lessons for solving modern problems and looking into the future perspectives, both near and remote."
Russian President noted "no country [and] no nation should dwell on its past and bask in its heroism endlessly," adding that it is "harmful" and "dangerous" for the future of the nation.
Putin also said that knowledge of history is "the only way to feel confident in this fast-changing world" and "choose the right directions in development."
State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin and Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky were also in attendance.