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The Chairman of the Board of Directors and co-owner of Alfa-Bank Petr Aven commented on the statement of Russian President Vladimir Putin that the liberal idea “outlived its usefulness”. His opinion was shared in the “actors with Naila Asker-zade” on TV channel “Russia 1”.
“For me it [liberalism] is alive, and, of course, again, I’m stubborn and hard to change your beliefs, I certainly, and especially in economic life, in the economic sphere — a liberal economist,” said Aven.
He also stressed that for him liberal and economic first of all, values are immutable.
In June, the Russian leader in an interview with the Financial Times said that the modern so-called liberal idea has become outdated, prejudice to the interests of the majority. He said that the West has admitted failing to implement some of its elements.
Later, the official Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the head of state close to the ideas of liberalism, but it is against the aggressive imposition of this ideology.
With this statement Putin did not agree Theresa may, who was at that time Prime Minister of great Britain. The head of the European Council Donald Tusk also said that does not share the opinion of the Russian leader and really has outlived its usefulness “authoritarianism, a cult of personality and the power of the oligarchs, despite the fact that sometimes they can seem effective”.
Aven holds the 21st place in the rating “200 richest businessmen of Russia 2019” according to Forbes. His fortune is estimated at 5.2 billion dollars.
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