Putin said, is Russia’s national idea. The question the President had asked the TV channel “Russia 1”.

“the patriotism, I think there is nothing else can be”, – said the head of state.

Meanwhile, Putin said that love for the Fatherland sometimes trying to substitute something else. Real patriotism “should not be leavened, musty and sour.” A patriot is not only a proud past but also looks to the future.

“Patriotism is to devote ourselves to the development of the country and its progress. But this does not mean you have to grasp only for our heroic past. You need to look at our no less heroic and successful future, and this is a guarantee of success,” the President said.

Earlier, the Rambler reported that the journalists were videotaped as Vladimir Putin watched the aviation parade in Moscow.