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Medvedev: We need new standards of democracy

September 14 2009
16:38

Modern political system here must be open, flexible and aimed primarily at protecting rights, the president of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev.

Speaking at an international conference "Current state and global security," the Russian leader raised the issue of interrelation of individuals, society and state, as well as the interests of different societies and different countries. "Modern political system here must be open, flexible and complex enough to match the current time, the nature and rate of ever-changing social and cultural processes. They must protect the rights, must protect state sovereignty, support structures of civil society," - named president basic principles that should guide the development of standards of democratic politics.

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In this case, Dmitry Medvedev said that the adoption of such standards does not mean homogenization and depersonalization, and a certain general, agreed-upon criteria, which "will help preserve the diversity of political cultures, management models, and social traditions." "We are all different. Vision of the future and the democratic experience, even Goethe once wrote that there can be no unanimity of different nations but all nations should know about each other, understand each other. The standard of modern democracy may be discussed in the most different formats, in various forms. One of these discussion sites I hope will become, and Yaroslavl, which this year takes the first time such a forum, "- said the president.

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