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.

Sergei Lavrov

Sergei Lavrov

Profession: Politician
Nationality: Russian

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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.

You cannot strengthen the law by violating the law.

I don't believe in ideology in international relations.

Even the state TV channels are not monolithic in their pro-government line, and the views they express are quite pluralistic.

Russia has done more than any other country to support the independent Ukrainian state, including for many years subsidising its economy through low energy prices.

We keep our reserves both in dollars and in Euros mostly.

Regarding the visa-free regime, it has undoubtedly become a problem for the European Union, above all in terms of its capacity to reach agreements.

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

Hours before the Georgian invasion, Russia had been working to secure a United Nations Security Council statement calling for a renunciation of force by both Georgia and South Ossetians. The statement that could have averted bloodshed was blocked by western countries.

You either deny terrorists any acceptance in the international life, or you make your double standard policy work the way it has been working - 'I don't like that guy in this country, so we will be calling him a dictator and topple him. This guy in another country also dictatorial, but he's our dictator.'

We provide transit facilities, we cooperate in equipping the Afghan army and security forces with arms and helicopters, we cooperate in training officers for law enforcement agencies.

Russia would not support anything which would be actually imposed on Syrians.

We are convinced that the only way to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue is through negotiations.

If you think that a coup to overthrow the elected government is a coup everywhere, then you should remember how elections in Ukraine took place in 2004, how elections in Georgia took place in 2003, when the elections results have been torn and thrown away by revolutionary action.