RUSSIA'S PUTIN ON OBAMA'S RE-ELECTION
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." — George Santayana
"...There are no grounds to suggest that by putting the responsibility [for the economy] over to the state, one can achieve better results. Unreasonable expansion of the budget deficit, accumulation of the national debt - are as destructive as an adventurous stock market game.
"During the time of the Soviet Union the role of the state in economy was made absolute, which eventually lead to the total non-competitiveness of the economy. That lesson cost us very dearly. I am sure no one would want history to repeat itself...."
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