The President of Russia, commenting on the institution of criminal cases against some of the cultural figures in Russia, said that the authorities do not want someone to pursue. Vladimir Putin recalled that all citizens, regardless of their occupation, must comply with the laws.
During his speech at the meeting of the Council for development of civil society and human rights, the Russian leader stressed that currently there is a consequence for a number of well-known cultural figures. Among them — the Deputy head of the Ministry of culture and the Deputy Director of the Hermitage.
The head of state said that the authorities have no desire for someone «crucito» and to prosecute, come what may.