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American fighter Jeff Monson, who became a deputy, about Putin and “United Russia”

He added that his goal is to help children.

The fighter of mixed martial arts Jeff Monson, who in 2018 became a citizen of Russia and a deputy, gave an interview to the British edition The Times. The athlete said that he does not support the policy of Vladimir Putin and United Russia in everything, and his goal is to help children.

Putin is indecently rich in comparison with what salary he should receive as the president of Russia. How did he get this wealth? Maybe he put his hands in some … Listen, do not have to be Einstein to think that Russia is an oligarchy. I think Putin got his wealth through his connections with the oligarchs.

Jeff Monson
American fighter mixed martial arts and deputy of the city Duma of Krasnogorsk

Monson was nominated to the deputies of Krasnogorsk on the lists of “United Russia”. But the athlete still called himself an independent candidate.

I do not support United Russia Yes, I was chosen by its list, but I’m an independent deputy. I do not agree with Putin on his political platform. And a point. I think he wants Russia all the best, but he wants to come to this not in the way that I would go.

Jeff Monson
American fighter mixed martial arts and deputy of the city Duma of Krasnogorsk

In the story of “Russia 24”, dedicated to the interview, Monson said that his words were not understood.

I support Mr. Putin. Do I agree with everything that he does? Of course not! We are different people! You can not absolutely agree with everything that someone else does. But do I think that he wants the best for Russia? I am absolutely sure that he wants only the best for Russia.

Jeff Monson
American fighter mixed martial arts and deputy of the city Duma of Krasnogorsk

In early September, Monson became a deputy of the city parliament of the Moscow region of Krasnogorsk. Prior to this, the fighter worked as a physical training trainer in the sports club “Zorkiy”, conducted a transfer on the RT channel and became an entrepreneur in the Altai

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