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Volodin called February 23 a holiday, not for those who “ran away”

State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin congratulated Russians on Defender of the Fatherland Day, but said the holiday does not apply to those who “ran away, left their relatives and friends, after committing a treacherous act”. About this speaker writing in your telegram channel.

“On Defender of the Fatherland Day, it is right to honor our soldiers and officers, their mothers, wives and children. Those who work in the workshop, make military products, sew clothes, grow bread Both women and men. All who faithfully serve Russia,” Volodin’s message read.

He also noted that this holiday “does not apply to those who have fled, abandoned loved ones, having committed a treacherous act.”

In January, the chairman of the State Duma proposed to deprive the property of Russians who left the country, who “shed dirt” on Russia and insulted the military.

The Russian President’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, commenting on this idea, said that those who left remain citizens of the country and that the authorities should create the conditions for people to want to return.

In February, Volodin launched a poll on her telegram to find out whether Russian women who give birth abroad in order to obtain foreign citizenship should be deprived of maternity capital.

On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin, in a message to the Federal Assembly, said that the country’s authorities would not organize a “witch hunt” and would “settle accounts with those who stepped aside , withdrew from their homeland”. “Let it stay on their conscience, live with it, have to live with it,” Putin said.

The leader of the New People faction, Alexei Nechaev, in a conversation with RTVI, noted that the president and many representatives of United Russia agree that the Russians who left should be sent back to the country not by threats, but by creating attractive living conditions.

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