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Putin: Russia considers Israel the Russian-speaking state
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In Russia, Israel is considered a Russian-speaking state, president Vladimir Putin has said. He recalled that the number of Russian-speaking citizens in Israel reached almost two million, and there were strong family and friendly relations between the inhabitants of the two countries. He said this during a speech at the congress of the Keren Hayesod World Foundation Fund on Tuesday, September 17 in Moscow, the Kremlin website reported.
“This is a real online family,” the Russian leader emphasized. The two countries maintain close humanitarian ties, every year hundreds of thousands of Russian citizens come to Israel.
The president called the review of the results of the Second World War unacceptable. Russia and Israel come forward with a unified position on the issue. Both countries consider it unacceptable to distort historical truth and justify fascism and its minions. Putin is convinced that the more time elapses from the beginning of World War II, the greater is the responsibility for ensuring that the lessons of the war, its tragedy and feat are never erased from people's memory. At the same time, the head of state noted, often only Jewish organizations decided to protest against attempts to falsify history.
Putin recalled that the Russian and Israeli peoples have common pages of history, often tragic pages. He expressed hope that the Israeli authorities would accept the invitation of the Russian leadership and come to Moscow for the celebrations of the anniversary of the Victory, which would be celebrated next year.