Russia is ready to improve its political system and needs no rebukes from abroad, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday.
"Our political system constantly evolves. Its basis has already been formed. It provides every citizen with an opportunity to defend his constitutional rights. Of course, no one is perfect, and we are ready to improve our political system. But on our own, without rebukes from abroad, so to speak," the Russian leader said.
He said that Russia would improve other political and legal institutions, including the judicial system and the protection of property rights.
"My task, as a president, is to increase the prestige of courts and to establish on this basis a working legal system in which our citizens will trust," he said.
He said that the legal basis in Russia already was "quite modern."
"The most important thing for us is to teach [people] respect the law and to assure that laws are applied correctly, including proper court work and all-encompassing execution of court rulings by all: by the state, by the business and by individuals," Medvedev said.
PAOLO ALTO, June 24 (RIA Novosti)