Russia and the U.S. must jointly manage expectations to ensure that attempts to 'reset' our relationship succeed.

Sergei Lavrov

Sergei Lavrov

Profession: Politician
Nationality: Russian

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The jihadists come from many European countries, Russia included, and some even from the United States; hundreds of them - if you take Europe, Russia and the U.S. - are fighting in the ranks of extremist groups.

With regards to the expansion of NATO, I see it as a mistake, even a provocation in a way.

We have been protecting the lives of the Russian peacekeepers who had been attacked by their Georgian comrades, because there was a joint peacekeeping force.

Germany has traditionally played a very constructive role regarding E.U. ties with Russia and the West as a whole with Russia.

If you look at U.S. Congress, 80 percent of them have never left the U.S.A., so I'm not surprised about Russophobia in Congress.

The Americans have taken the course of confrontation and do not assess their own steps critically at all.

We still believe that if the Russian Federation and the United States bring their minds together, we can develop a common system which would be efficient in protecting the Euro-Atlantic region from threats coming outside this region.

We have looked into the general problems with adoption in the United States, and we discovered - on the basis of the reports written by American NGOs - we discovered that not only Russians but kids from other countries and the American-born kids have been subject to very unfortunate behavior on the part of their adopted parents.

I wouldn't even go into the history of the last days of the Soviet Union, the withdrawal from Europe, and what promises were given at that time, because those were oral promises, and our leaders of that time strongly believe that, like in ancient Russia, a word given is better than any treaty.

Humanitarian issues must bring together all people who act in good faith trying to alleviate the suffering of people in dire need - especially women, children and the elderly.

Washington has openly declared its right to unilateral use of force anywhere to uphold its own interests.

NATO has a special relationship with countries far away from Europe: Australia, Japan, South Korea. They have joint projects and programmes which are being implemented without these countries becoming members of NATO.

Assertions that Russia has undermined efforts to strengthen partnerships on the European continent do not correspond to the facts.

I can only say it is not for us to decide who should lead Syria. It is for the Syrians to decide.