The President of Russia Vladimir Putin at a meeting with Russian and foreign cultural figures in St. Petersburg, made a joke about how the relationship of the cultural environment and politicians.
“I know what you’re thinking… Between the figures of art and politics is a hidden symbiosis, we can’t have one without the other: you build bridges, we burn, again, you build, we burn again. All have work to do, all at business. It’s very good,” Putin said. The joke caused laughter in the hall.
Then, speaking seriously, Putin said: “We will try to keep those bridges that are created here, in Russia.“