Czech President Milos Zeman, the Russian leader Vladimir Putin held a meeting on the forum of “One belt and one road”, which is held these days in Beijing. Zeman repeatedly joking, but one of the jokes was pretty grim, noted by the media.
Czech President Milos Zeman
Writes the Wiener Zeitung, the President of the Czech Republic, apparently trying to impress his Russian colleague, jokingly said: “there are too many journalists, it would be necessary to eliminate them”.
Putin, however, noted that such measures are not required. “To cut,” he said.
The publication draws attention to the different positions of Russia and the Czech Republic in terms of media freedom. In the ranking of the human rights organization “reporters without borders” Czech Republic is at the 23rd place on freedom of speech – 148th.
Zeman at a meeting with Putin and foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov of Russia made a joke on a habit of a Russian diplomat to smoke, noting that he’s also a smoker. Zeman suggested that his Russian counterpart Smoking bans, but Putin himself has noticed that is not recommended. Lavrov added that prohibits it, the state Duma.
At a meeting in Beijing, Putin announced the preparation of Zeman’s visit to Moscow in November. It was noted his personal contribution to the development of bilateral relations. Note that Zeman repeatedly criticized anti-Russian sanctions.