Putin generally praised artistic freedom
Insulting the Prophet of Islam is not freedom of expression: Russian President Putin
According to the Russian news agency, Putin said during his annual news conference that insulting the Prophet was a violation of religious freedom and a violation of Muslim sentiments. , saying that people have their own limits and that it is not right to violate their freedom. "Russia has emerged as a multi-ethnic and multi-faith state and we are accustomed to respecting each other's traditions, but some other countries put this behind them," he said.