Vladimir Putin congratulated Russian women on International Women’s Day Thursday by reciting a Soviet-era poem and saying “Woman is the kind and serene figure in every man’s life.”
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“We are happy to have such a wonderful occasion to express again our deep respect for you, our enchantment with your beauty and tenderness.”
In a video posted on his official Twitter account, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev thanked women “for always being by our side.”
“We want you to be tired less, and smile more,” he said.