MOSCOW, September 28 (RIA Novosti)
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin called on writers to give constructive criticism of the authorities and assured them that they would get a response from the authorities.
"The most important thing, in my opinion, is that this process should not contain any narcissism," Putin said.
"Certainly there are some people who have their own thoughts and are able to formulate them in a way that it becomes interesting for others. And when such people have a desire to give advice how to lead the country - it is very good, we are ready to listen," Putin said.
Responding to writer Tatiana Ustinova, who said she was in favor of "freedom with clear conscience" and hoped that censorship would never exist in Russia, Putin said: "Let everyone have maximum freedom, but let's not forget about conscience."
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The main event of the third day of the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Sochi was the closing session with President Vladimir Putin. The atmosphere was calm and open, despite the current political tensions and the Russia-West confrontation. The Russian president said that it corresponded to the spirit of the Valdai Club.