Putin responded to criticism of the Communists in the address Medvedev and remembered the collapse of the Soviet Union

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Vladimir Putin and Gennady Suhanovo: Dmitry Dukhanin / Kommersant

Russian President Vladimir Putin in response to criticism of Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov recalled that under the leadership of the Communist party of the Soviet Union ceased to exist. It is reported RIA Novosti on Tuesday, may 8.

Earlier, Zyuganov said his faction will not support the President put forward the candidacy of Dmitry Medvedev for the post of Prime Minister.

“We many times discussed this: under the leadership of the Communist party of the Soviet Union, our country, the Soviet Union, has reached very great heights. And Gennady Andreyevich [Zyuganov] have listed many of them: outer space and nuclear shield and so on. Gennady Zyuganov did not mention only one. Under the guidance of the Communist party of the Soviet Union ceased to exist. And here is nothing to rejoice,” — said Putin at a meeting of the state Duma.

The President stressed that it is a historical fact. “The Communist party was in charge, and, in fact, the hands of Communist party leaders, anyway, there was this historical event,” he added.

During the voting, the appointment of Medvedev to the post of Chairman of the government approved 374 deputies at 226 necessary. Opposed by 56 people. The reluctance to support his candidacy on the eve of the spoke members of the Communist party and “Fair Russia”, the latter, in particular, criticized the economic policy of the head of the Cabinet.

Meanwhile, the head of state, commenting on his decision in favor of Medvedev, noted that he “led the government in difficult years, but the Cabinet managed to keep the future development of the Russian Federation”.

Medvedev heads the Cabinet of Ministers during the preceding presidential term for Putin — may 8, 2012.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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