Putin: Government criticism should be free but with no mockery
He added that the government cannot turn a blind eye on things like mockery of state symbols.
Criticism of the authorities should be free, said Russian President Vladimir Putin during the national phone-in when asked about the spring law punishing for criticizing the government, reports Rosbalt.
However, the government cannot turn a blind eye on things like mockery of state symbols, he added. Putin also pointed that fake news is still a real issue since it is spreading through social media.