The liberal values mentioned by many in Western countries have been destabilizing and clashing with the interests of most citizens, said Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview published Thursday.
In a discussion with Britain's financial times, Putin said liberal policies were "obsolete" and he pointed out Western immigration policies as a leading example, according to Reuters.
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"The liberal idea requires nothing to be done. Migrants can kill, plunder and rape with impunity because their rights as immigrants must be protected. "Putin told the FT, according to the report.
"The liberal idea requires nothing to be done. Immigrants can kill, plunder and rape punishment because their rights as immigrants must be protected. What are their rights?"
"Which rights are these? "he asked. "Every crime must be punished."
Putin added that he did not agree with the West's embrace of homosexuality and gender aspects.
"Traditional values are more stable and more important for millions of people than this liberal idea, which, in my opinion, really ceases to exist," said the Russian leader, Reuters.
"Traditional values are more stable and more important for millions of people than this liberal idea which, in my opinion, has really ceased to exist."
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On Friday, Putin met face-to-face with President Trump at G-20 Summit in Japan It was the first downturn between the two leaders since the release of the Mueller report on allegations of mixing the Russians in the US presidential election in 2016.