I don’t regret anything. I did everything absolutely correctly.
“I am not his groom” … refusing to answer a question about President Trump at a Sept 5, 2017 press conference.
“Whoever does not miss the Soviet Union has no heart. Whoever wants it back has no brain.”
“Sometimes it is necessary to be lonely in order to prove that you are right.”
There is no one to talk to since Mahatma Gandhi died.”
"There's a process of Islamization [going on in Turkey] that would make Ataturk turn in his grave."
“Nobody should have any illusion about the possibility of gaining military superiority over Russia. We will never allow this to happen.”
Berlusconi faces trial for bedding women. If he was gay, no one would ever lay a finger on him.”
It's better to be hanged for loyalty than be rewarded for betrayal.
Hitler wanted to destroy Russia- everyone needs to remember how that ended
There is no such thing as a former KGB man.
“I am not a woman, so I don't have bad days.”
"I'm not saying its good or bad, but I think the current leadership of Turkey need to show the Americans and Europeans that they're Islamising the country but that we're nice Islamists. To paraphrase Reagan, we're Islamists but we're your Islamists.
“Maybe they have nothing else to do in America but to talk about me.”
Russia never lost the Cold War.... because it never ended.
'I am the wealthiest man, not just in Europe, but in the whole world. I collect emotions.'
“The more I know about people, the more I like dogs. I simply like animals.”
“People are always teaching us democracy; but the people who teach us democracy don't want to learn it themselves.”
"He [Donald Trump] is a very flamboyant man, very talented, no doubt about that... He is an absolute leader of the presidential race, as we see it today. He says that he wants to move to another level of relations, to a deeper level of relations with Russia. How can we not welcome that? Of course we welcome it."
"We never said there were not people there [in Ukraine] who were carrying out certain tasks, including in the military sphere. But that does not mean there are Russian (regular) troops there, feel the difference."
“Europeans are dying out. Don't you understand that? And same-sex marriages don't produce children. Do you want to survive by drawing migrants? But society cannot adapt to so many migrants.”
"We will carry out air strikes and support Syrian army offensives for as long as the Syrian army carries them out."
“You can do a lot more with weapons and politeness than just politeness.”