President Vladimir Putin said that his entourage may be people who don’t believe in Russia.

"Who said "I Hope in your surroundings there are no people who do not believe in Russia"? In my environment may not be those that do not believe in Russia! There was just no way," he said during a conversation with the laureates of the state prize. A fragment of conversation shown by the TV channel "Russia-24".

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday handed out State awards in science and technology, literature and art, as well as in the field of humanitarian activities, charity and human rights protection in 2019. Earlier, the Russian leader in an interview for the movie "Russia. The Kremlin. Putin" said that he feels very comfortable in the environment of ordinary people, as he was born in a simple working family.