Putin believes that the "cities of the sun" will not
In Russia, there is no and is not expected the emergence of "cities of the sun." This was stated by Vladimir Putin at the ceremony of awarding state awards for outstanding achievements in the field of human rights activities.
For those who do not know, the philosophical work “The City of the Sun” was written by the Italian theologian Tomazzo Campanella in 1602. The work describes the ideal from the point of view of the author of the city and their device.
“Henri Saint-Simon and other utopian socialists, and then other people who sincerely strove for good, dreamed of the cities of the Sun, but there are no such cities and it is unlikely to ever be. Since “the cities of the Sun” are not foreseen, people like you will always be in demand, ”Putin said, addressing human rights activists.
The President presented the state award for outstanding achievements in the field of human rights activities to the chairman of the Moscow Helsinki Group, Lyudmila Alekseeva. According to Putin, with Alekseeva, “one can disagree with something, one can argue about something,” but this “does not interfere with treating her with great respect for her courage and for her position.”
The Russian leader also noted the merits of Vladimir Vavilov, an award winner for outstanding achievements in the field of charity, who "in memory of his little daughter and for the sake of helping other people did everything so that a hospice appeared in Kazan, which accepts adults and children, where they are always surrounded love and care of loved ones. "
There would be more such people in our country, because their will and generosity form the atmosphere of common good deeds, so necessary in Russia.