Vladimir Putin voiced the national idea — strong family with children. Yet, this is not an idea, but a goal. One has to coin the idea, or Putin’s Russia will collapse under the pressure of ideological forces otherwise.
Why Putin can’t come up with a national idea
During the United Russia congress, President Putin said that he often hears about the need to build a national idea.
“You know, dear friends, I try to avoid those grandiloquent words, but I think that it is the strong, prosperous family with two, three, four children growing up that should be the image of the future of Russia. One does not need to coin anything here,” said Vladimir Putin.