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Russia: Diligence is a talent, don’t be a ‘rubber butt’ - Putin advises schoolchildren on success03:31

Russia: Diligence is a talent, don’t be a ‘rubber butt’ - Putin advises schoolchildren on success

Russian Federation, Kaliningrad
сентябрь 1, 2022 at 19:33 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin shared the secret to success with schoolchildren during a conference under the name 'A Talk about important things' in Kaliningrad on Thursday.

"You can't let that kind of precision keep you from being creative. You have to feel like a free individual. And all of this together will give, in my opinion, the right result and success. This is the way to success. And, of course, diligence. All this together is very important. Diligence is a separate talent. It is not just, excuse me, a rubber butt. It's a talent for making yourself work and being able to do it productively, organising what you do in the right way. All of this, together with discipline, for the third time, can produce results," said the president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.

The head of state also told the students about the purpose of the Russian offensive in Donbass.

"No one understands that after the coup d'état in Ukraine in 2014, the residents of Donetsk, Lugansk, and Crimea mainly did not want to recognise the results of this coup. This is not a child's topic, but it is generally understandable enough. They started a war against them and have been waging it for eight years. And our task, our mission, the mission of our soldiers that you mentioned, the Donbass militia to stop this war, to protect people and, of course, to protect Russia, because in today's Ukraine they have begun to create an anti-Russian enclave that threatens our country," Putin said.

According to him, schoolchildren in the territories that have come under the control of Russian troops did not know about the existence of the Crimean bridge and that Russia and Ukraine were part of the Soviet Union.

Moscow launched a military offensive on Ukraine in late February after recognising the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics' independence (DPR and LPR).

Kiev has denounced the Russian offensive into its territory, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has imposed martial law throughout the country, announcing a general mobilisation.

During recent peace talks, Russia has required that Ukraine declare itself officially a neutral country, providing guarantees that it will never join NATO.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin shared the secret to success with schoolchildren during a conference under the name 'A Talk about important things' in Kaliningrad on Thursday.

"You can't let that kind of precision keep you from being creative. You have to feel like a free individual. And all of this together will give, in my opinion, the right result and success. This is the way to success. And, of course, diligence. All this together is very important. Diligence is a separate talent. It is not just, excuse me, a rubber butt. It's a talent for making yourself work and being able to do it productively, organising what you do in the right way. All of this, together with discipline, for the third time, can produce results," said the president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin.

The head of state also told the students about the purpose of the Russian offensive in Donbass.

"No one understands that after the coup d'état in Ukraine in 2014, the residents of Donetsk, Lugansk, and Crimea mainly did not want to recognise the results of this coup. This is not a child's topic, but it is generally understandable enough. They started a war against them and have been waging it for eight years. And our task, our mission, the mission of our soldiers that you mentioned, the Donbass militia to stop this war, to protect people and, of course, to protect Russia, because in today's Ukraine they have begun to create an anti-Russian enclave that threatens our country," Putin said.

According to him, schoolchildren in the territories that have come under the control of Russian troops did not know about the existence of the Crimean bridge and that Russia and Ukraine were part of the Soviet Union.

Moscow launched a military offensive on Ukraine in late February after recognising the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics' independence (DPR and LPR).

Kiev has denounced the Russian offensive into its territory, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has imposed martial law throughout the country, announcing a general mobilisation.

During recent peace talks, Russia has required that Ukraine declare itself officially a neutral country, providing guarantees that it will never join NATO.