Source Pravda.Ru

Putin: Russians never to allow the nation to take a destructive path

United Russia’s victory mean that Russia trusts President Vladimir Putin, he said Monday.

"Of course, it's a sign of trust," said Putin who led the ticket of the main pro-Kremlin United Russia party.

United Russia won about 70 percent of parliament seats, strengthening its domination of the lower house and paving the way for Putin to stay in charge even after he steps down next spring.

Putin said in televised remarks that Sunday's vote showed that "Russians will never allow the nation to take a destructive path like happened in some other nations in the ex-Soviet space."

"That's a good sign of increased political stability," he said.

The Kremlin has accused the United States of sponsoring public uprisings that ousted unpopular governments in Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan in 2003-2005. Pro-Kremlin lawmakers and activists have alleged that the United States was plotting similar unrest in Russia.

Putin's statement follows a campaign in which he took a strongly anti-Western stance, denouncing his liberal opponents as "foreign-fed jackals" and accusing the United States of trying to undermine the vote's legitimacy by persuading the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe not to send observers. Washington and the OSCE have rejected the allegations.

Comments
British football fans spineless to unleash World War Three in Russia during World Cup
Beautiful and terrifying: Russia shows video of Bulava ICBM underwater salvo launch
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
Kremlin wants foreign invaders out of Syria
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
What may happen to foreign tourists traveling for 2018 World Cup in Russia
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'
Russian special services detain Hizb ut-Tahrir members in Crimea
Russian special services detain Hizb ut-Tahrir members in Crimea
Foreign Ministry official explains why Russia had to sell Alaska to US
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
Just Words on Scraps of Paper
Just Words on Scraps of Paper
SWIFT refuses to cut Russia off, even if Washington insists
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
Russia introduces new money for the first time in eight years
Russians massively break traffic rules on Crimea Bridge
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
The Royal Wedding and the Silly Season
Russian air defences ready to shoot down NATO drones and reconnaissance aircraft over Crimea
Kremlin on failed nuclear missile tests: 'Listen to President Putin and believe him!'