St. Petersburg, June 6, Interfax - The younger generation should read the Bible, Torah and Koran, and if they follow these books, the world will be a better place, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
When asked at a meeting with heads of foreign news agencies on Thursday what book he would suggest that children read before they grow up, Putin said: "They should read the Bible. At any rate, it will benefit them. They should read the Torah, the Koran. All this will definitely benefit both boys and girls."
"All world religions lay down humanistic ideas and if we follow these rules, the world will become better, calmer, and more stable," Putin said.