• Matvienko has refused to give the West the authorship of democratic ideas

  • The resolution on the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the universal Declaration of democracy should be spelled out that democracy is not a concept exclusively of Western origin, the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. Her words are included in the press release, the upper house of Parliament, arrived in edition "Tapes.ru" on Monday, March 20.

    The document will be approved at the 137th session of the inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), which will be held in Saint Petersburg in October.

    "Democracy, as enshrined in the universal Declaration, is a worldwide idea. It should be implemented taking into account the diversity of experiences and cultural particularities without compromising the generally accepted principles, norms and standards," the MP said at a meeting of the organizing Committee of the session of the IPU.

    In her opinion, the development of the resolution will allow the participants of an international organization "to reaffirm their commitment to a secure world".

    14 March, the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov expressed the view that Russia needs to introduce monarchy. In his view, democracy "in the form of permissiveness" there is no benefit.

    1 December 2016 during the annual address to the Federal Assembly, President Vladimir Putin said, that Russia will continue a course on the development of a democratic political system.

    The inter-parliamentary Union adopted a Universal Declaration on democracy, enshrining its principles in 1997.


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