Best Putin Quotes

Following our feature last Sunday on the best Boris quotes - with Trump the weekend before - it's now the turn of Vladimir Putin.

“You can do a lot more with weapons and politeness than just politeness.”


“There is no such thing as a former KGB man.”


“Any fourth grade history student knows socialism has failed in every country, at every time in history.”


“Whoever does not miss the Soviet Union has no heart. Whoever wants it back has no brain.”


“Democracy cannot be exported to some other place. This must be a product of internal domestic development in a society.”


"I am not a woman, so I don't have bad days."


"To forgive terrorists is God's business, but to send them to him is my business."


"We will chase terrorists everywhere. If in an airport, then in the airport. So if we find them in the toilet, excuse me, we'll rub them out in the outhouse. And that's it, case closed."


“It’s better to be hanged for loyalty than be rewarded for betrayal.”


"I have a private life in which I do not permit interference. It must be respected."


"You must obey the law, always, not only when they grab you by your special place."


"I go to the gym, I swim daily and from time to time I meet with friends and do extra-curricular stuff."


"I have always loved and avidly read the novels of Jack London, Jules Verne and Ernest Hemingway. The characters depicted in their books, who are brave and resourceful people embarking on exciting adventures, definitely shaped my inner self and nourished my love for the outdoors."


“For me the game of love is much like hunting a man on foot with a knife. It’s not over until the blade is clean.”


“There is no happiness in life, there is only a mirage on the horizon, so cherish that.”


"If a person is happy with everything, he's an absolute idiot."


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