Peskov said that countries are crossing the boundaries of reason in the abolition of Russia

Dmitry Peskov: countries are overstepping the bounds of reason in denying Russia The Kremlin found it impossible to cancel Russia, as well as the state awards of Lithuanian skaters who, after completing their careers, worked in the country. The President of Lithuania withdrew awards from Lithuanian skaters for participating in Tatyana Navka's show /webp” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset=" 800w" type="image/webp" media="(max-width: 400px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 400px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >< source srcset=" 1200w" type="image/webp" media="(-webkit-min-device -pixel-ratio: 2), (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >

Margarita Drobyazko and Povilas Vanagas (from right to left)

Many countries go beyond the bounds of reason in denying Russia, but this is impossible. This was stated by the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov on the TV channel “Russia 1”.

This is how he commented on the decree of Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on the exclusion of figure skaters Margarita Drobyazko and Povilas Vanagas from the list of those awarded the Order of Gediminas after their participation in Tatyana Navka's show “Swan Lake” in Sochi.

“Indeed, we see that many countries are crossing some boundaries of reason. Can Tchaikovsky be denied? It is forbidden. Could Russia be denied? It is forbidden. Whether you want it or not— it's just not possible. Is it possible to deny the awards that were earned by athletes who, by the way, competed for the same Lithuania, who made the Lithuanian flag hoist? Also impossible. You can annul it by decree, but this is impossible, — said Peskov.

Earlier, Honored coach of the USSR in figure skating Tatyana Tarasova called “idiotic” the decision of Nauseda to deprive Drobyazko and Vanagas of state awards. “Firstly, he did not give them these awards, he should not take them away. Presidents change all the time, but we remain, — she said.

Margarita Drobyazko— a native of Russia, after the collapse of the USSR, she began to play for Lithuania in a pair with Povilas Vanagas. In 1993, she received Lithuanian citizenship. Together with Vanagas, they won bronze medals at the 2000 World Championships, and also competed at the Olympics five times.

Skaters live in Russia, after completing their careers, they performed in ice shows and performances more than once.

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Gitanas Nauseda, in turn, considered that obtaining Lithuanian citizenship for Drobiazko “in the current conditions looks like a pitiful farce.” He acknowledged that Lithuanian laws do not provide for the deprivation of citizenship “for defiling the name of Lithuania”, but pointed out the need to “initiate legislative changes”.

“Democracy must be able to defend itself, otherwise it will no longer democracy»,— concluded the President of Lithuania.

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