Simferopol, March 15, Interfax - Crimea head Sergey Aksyonov said that Russia needed the monarchic system of government.
"We do not need the kind of democracy presented by Western media outlets," Aksyonov said.
"We have our own traditional Orthodox spiritual values. [...] I believe that today's Russia needs monarchy," Aksyonov said in a program aired by Pervy Krymsky (First Crimean) TV channel on Tuesday evening.
"To my mind, democracy is an unnecessary thing these days, given the current circumstances and the presence of an external enemy. I do not mean democracy the way it is understood by normal people but all-permissiveness, as many interpret the democratic system," he said.
The Crimea head called for giving more powers to the Russian president. "Why do I call myself a soldier of the president? Because I think that we need undivided authority as long as there is an external enemy. The president should now have more rights, up to dictatorship, if you pardon me," Aksyonov said.