Russian President Vladimir Putin explained why he used the phrase “like it – don’t like it, be patient my beauty.” This statement caused a mixed reaction in the world. In addition to Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky, White House press secretary Jen Psaki also commented on it. According to Putin, he spoke exclusively about the implementation of the Minsk agreements, without any subtext. This statement was made during a joint press conference with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. Kommersant FM political observer Dmitry Drize believes that the confrontation with the West distracts from important projects in Russia and the CIS.
The visit to Moscow by Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev was, of course, very important for the two countries. The head of the republic arrived, in fact, in a different status – as the new and only president of Kazakhstan. And the Kremlin actually officially recognized him in this capacity. Tokayev, in turn, demonstrated that not in words, but in deeds, he is a real sincere Russian ally. In particular, he supported the so-called security guarantees that Moscow is seeking from Western partners.
Although, on the other hand, it may seem that the holiday of Russian-Kazakhstani friendship has slightly faded into the background – against the backdrop of the same confrontation with NATO, the EU, Ukraine and the civilized West as a whole. Moreover, there has been an unusual turn in this topic. During a press conference with a colleague, Vladimir Putin had to explain himself about the well-known popular phrase about “beauty’s patience.” The statement of the President of Russia caused a great resonance, and at the highest international level.
The fact is that, in addition to everything else, there is such a factor as the difficulty of translation. This has been going on since the days of Nikita Khrushchev and his “Kuzkin’s mother”, when the folk saying was translated literally as “Kuzma’s mother”, which put the partners into a stupor. And now, in the meaning of “endure, beauty,” they spotted sexual overtones and even a hint of rape. It is clear that this is not entirely appropriate for everything that is happening now.
However, White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who, as you know, is not known to be an expert on Russian proverbs and sayings, commented on all this in this aspect, they say, this is not accepted in international relations.
Putin explained that he didn’t mean anything bad and didn’t get personal – he wanted to explain that the Minsk agreements must be observed, even if you don’t like it, and so it turned out in rhyme and intersected with the people. So in vain partners inflate.
What is the significance of this whole story? For example, the Republic of Kazakhstan is a really important area for Russia, where there is a lot of competition from Chinese, Turkish, American and other foreign investors. There is no way to lose this republic as an ally. But when do you do all this? We have a war on our doorstep. You also need to deal with this “beauty” – precious time to waste.
And how many important and necessary projects inside Russia – lose count. After all, this confrontation distracts from well-coordinated work and important state building. However, we are not to blame for this, but exclusively Western partners. But you can’t recover damage from them – you yourself will have to compensate.
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