Conversation with the President. Vladimir Putin gave an exclusive interview to broadcasting company “MIR” and told about prospects of development of the common information space of the CIS.
“This is a very important area. First, it should be open, this space. There should be minimum number of different restrictions. And if they are, they must be connected exclusively with the safety and General accepted elements of morality, and so on. In General, it should be as open information space so that all sources of information were protected, respected and able to work effectively. While the less politicized they are, the better. Information should be disseminated. Freedom is not in the interests of those who distribute it, and in the interests of citizens who use this information. I very much hope that the presentation of the material will be interesting, talented, informative, and all the citizens of our countries will be able to use it in order to better understand each other, to feel what is happening at the neighbors and use the best practices that apply in our States to implement them”, – said the President.