Former Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian government Alfred Koch, in an interview with Dmitry Gordon, founder of the GORDON online publication, said that the American financier and philanthropist George Soros is one of the smartest people with whom he had to meet.
Koch said that he had met several times with the American financier.
"He impressed me extremely intelligent Perhaps one of the smartest people I have ever met in my life, I remember it was in 745, around May - June I met him And he made a very strong impression on me ... He, of course, is such a financial octopus, a spider, but within the rules of the game that are established in this world, while he is not without some kind of romanticism and some idea to carry the ideas of liberalism and freedom to different nations of the world, in particular to their native Hungarians (he comes from Hungary), and Russians, and all other countries that are pregnant with the transition to democracy, "said Koch.
Answering a question , who can stand behind Soros, the former Russian Deputy Prime Minister recalled that he is too rich, and therefore independent sim.
"He is a very old man who experienced serious stress in his life when he, a Jewish boy from Hungary, had to flee from the Holocaust. He made a lot of money. And, of course, he is indebted to his past and therefore is trying somehow ... I assure you: his intentions are absolutely humanitarian. There is no sinister conspiracy of the CIA, these are all fabrications of the press, "said Koch.
He added that, in his opinion, Soros is a typical American philanthropist.
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George Soros - financier, investor, philanthropist. Supporter of the theory of open society and an opponent of "market fundamentalism. Creator of a network of charitable organizations known as the Soros Foundation. For September 2019 of the year, his fortune was estimated at $ 8.3 billion.