Vladimir Putin spoke at a meeting of BRICS heads of state. Photo: Mikhail Metzel/POOL/TASS
Vladimir Putin spoke at the meeting of the heads of state of the BRICS countries. In the meantime, the leaders of the “five” countries were fighting technical marriage and talking about how important it is to work together for everyone, conspiracy theories were considering the placement of flags. We will tell you the main thing you need to know about the meeting of heads of state.
The Russian leader noted the importance of working together in all spheres of international relations. What Putin said, briefly.
– BRICS is becoming more and more powerful and authoritative association. The countries of the “five” have a huge political, scientific, technological and human potential. We have every opportunity to ensure stability and security in the world, as well as sustainable growth and improving the well-being of the population.
– It is possible to resolve conflicts, fight terrorism, climate change, the spread of infections only together, and only honest work can find ways out of the crisis that has developed “in the world economy due to the ill-conceived, selfish actions of individual states”, which are shifted to the whole world has its own mistakes.
– It is now that the authority of the BRICS countries is in demand in order to form a truly multipolar system, “based on universally recognized norms of international law.” Many states in Asia, Africa and Latin America are ready to join this.
While politicians and political scientists listened to the speeches of the leaders, conspiracy theorists studied the background on which they sit. Actually, there is nothing extraordinary here – the flags of all five countries of the association. But! In the way they stood, some saw a pattern. So, if India, South Africa and Brazil installed the Russian one right next to theirs, then China brought ours to the edge (by the way, behind Putin’s back, the Chinese flag stood right next to ours).
Despite the fact that the level of the meeting can be called “higher than you can imagine”, it was not without technical defects. The networks are already taunting: “So far, the BRICS have difficulties with communication.” The fact is that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi could not go on the air – he had problems with sound. At first, out of respect for the summit organizers, the leaders did not show any emotion, but then they tried to show him with gestures that the microphone was not turned on – Putin pointed to the button on the table, Bolsonaro waved his hands, Ramaphosa shook his headphones, but Modi did not understand their signals.
But the theme of this week, apparently, is still the dishes of the president. If in Moscow at a meeting with the Security Council on Putin’s table everyone was surprised by a black thermo glass, then in Zavidovo (from where he joined the BRICS leaders’ conference) it was a white porcelain mug with a blue pattern. Quite simply, this is a reference to the host of the summit – China. These stood on the table at each of the five. And only the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsanaro, next to traditional Chinese dishes, nestled a glass with a liquid terribly reminiscent of white wine. So to speak, he added a little informality to a very serious event.