In Russia, every you go, you carry passport. If you don't have passport, they arrest you. We live in Russia under Communist system. We live in Germany under Nazi system. We never lived in a Democratic system.
The new member states have a completely different view of Russia, understandably. But they, too, have to sooner or later start defining what kind of relationship they want with Russia. This is something Germany has been trying to do since 1945.
This visit is not just for backslapping. This is to confirm again that Russia is taking the course of a strategic relationship with India. ... India is a country of the future and Russia understands that.