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Russia's Putin Explains His Stance On Controlling Information

Podolsk, 1 September: It is impossible to control or limit information in the modern world, but it is necessary to form in people an inner aversion to certain negative phenomena, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said during a visit to a school in Podolsk (Moscow Region) while responding to students' questions.

One of the senior year students had asked Putin if there were methods for controlling information.

"It is always possible to implement control, but it is not a question of control, it is a question of whether the state has a right to interfere," Putin said.

"It is impossible to limit anything these days, one should simply work more efficiently on the same green," the prime minister added.

He gave the example of using the internet to distribute child pornography or "negative political appeals."

"It is impossible to stop it, one should create understanding among the people and form an inner aversion to such phenomena," Putin said.

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