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2014-05-24 at 17:30

Putin condemns remarks attributed to Prince Charles

By The Canadian Press
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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Russian President Vladimir Putin says Prince Charles's reported comparison of him to Adolf Hilter was unacceptable, wrong and beneath the Royal Family.

A Canadian museum volunteer told The Daily Mail that the heir to the British throne made the remark to her in a private conversation during his visit to Canada earlier this week.

Putin says making such a comment is "not what monarchs do" when he sat down for a question-and-answer session Saturday with international news agencies, including The Canadian Press.

"It reminds me of a good proverb: 'You are angry. That means you are wrong,"' he said.

He told the head of a British news agency: "Give my words to Prince Charles. He has been to our country more than once. If he made such a comparison, it is unacceptable and I am sure he understands that as a man of manners."

The prince's comments were reportedly made to Marienne Ferguson, 78, after she told him how her Jewish family fled the Nazis in Poland as the Second World War began.

She said the Prince of Wales compared the turmoil to Russia's annexation of Crimea in March.

"Putin is doing just about the same as Hitler," Ferguson quoted him as saying.

The Russian president said he shakes off the disapproval of international figures.

"I will be guided not by what they say about me anywhere," he said. "I will only be guided by the interests of the Russian people."

A spokeswoman for the prince declined to comment on Prince Charles's alleged Hitler remark, nor on Putin's criticism of the prince on Saturday. Moscow, meantime, has demanded an official explanation from Great Britain about the comment.

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