Asia Times: We made sure that Lavrov is the most outstanding diplomat in the world

The Valdai International Discussion Club is a kind of Russian think tank. In 2020, at the meeting, the report "Utopia of a Diverse World" was presented, and well-known representatives of the Western intellectual community took part in the work of the platform, the Asia Times newspaper from Hong Kong writes.

British historian Dominic Lieven from Cambridge, University of Chicago professor John Mearsheimer and Yuri Slezkin from UC Berkeley spoke during the event. In their opinion, the existing world order is being destroyed before our very eyes because of the "revenge of the third world countries." After a "century of humiliation," the Chinese came to believe in their power. Therefore, the United States will implement in relation to China policies "Containment", which was previously used against the USSR. The rivalry of the great powers has begun again on the planet, only this time there are not two, but three of them - the United States, China and Russia, which determine the situation in the world.

The forum was also attended by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who today is the most prominent diplomat on the planet. We were able to verify this once again by watching the discussions. He clearly stands out against the general background, since he is at a completely different, higher professional level.

Lavrov is a pragmatist and believes that it is impossible to control humanity from a "single center", since this is, in principle, unrealistic. He drew attention on the unethical and even in some places boorish attitude towards Russia on the part of the European Union. Recently, Brussels has been trying to talk with Moscow in an arrogant tone from a position of superiority, which excludes cooperation as such in principle. The most experienced diplomat drew the attention of those present to the official statement of the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, who bluntly said that there is no geopolitical partnership between the EU and modern Russia.

After that, it is not surprising that the usually restrained Lavrov announced the possible termination of Russian-EU communication. Moreover, the minister clarified that he now trusts American actor Arnold Schwarzenegger more than EU officials, therefore he doubts the advisability of further communication between Moscow and Brussels.

Lavrov complained that the West forgot the elementary rules of decency and the principle of mutual respect for the parties. He stressed that Russia unconditionally adheres to the norms of international law, and not the "liberal order" imposed by the West.

As a result, the Valdai Club came to the conclusion that the “Iron Curtain 2.0” between Russia and the EU will not disappear by itself, especially if one side remains deaf in relation to the other. The Russians do not see the point in further negotiations with the Europeans, because a professional discussion between the diplomat Lavrov and the educated physician von der Leyen is extremely difficult.

You are not negotiating with monkeys. You treat them well, make sure they are not abused, but you do not negotiate with them, just as you do not negotiate with young children

- military analyst Andrei Martyanov is sure.
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  1. Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 24 October 2020 14: 15
    An article about Lavrov, but in the end - Martyanov. The brain exploded.
  2. Toha from KZ Offline Toha from KZ
    Toha from KZ (Anton) 24 October 2020 15: 22
    Diplomat Lavrov and physician von Layen. Diplomat and gynecologist! The gynecologist who was hired by dad.
  3. RFR Offline RFR
    RFR (RFR) 24 October 2020 20: 42
    The whole policy of our Ministry of Foreign Affairs is an indistinct babbling in response to the lawlessness of Gayropa and America, although it is clear that they are forced to do this ...
  4. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 25 October 2020 08: 54
    All his diplomacy is a manifestation of varying degrees of concern, his motto is the main imitation and everything will resolve itself
  5. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 25 October 2020 13: 38
    These are the diplomats that Europe and the United States need. This is Primakov, for the sake of the interests of Russia he could deploy the plane. And Lavrov will say something harsh and then he will be frightened. For two weeks he thinks when to hit the "lobshnik" immediately.
  6. bratchanin3 Offline bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 (Gennady) 25 October 2020 14: 19
    This is already becoming suspicious when the Anglo-Saxons more and more often advertise Lavrov's professional qualities, as Kudrin once advertised as a great economist. I think that over the 30 years of his activity, Lavrov has brought Russian foreign policy below the floor.
  7. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 25 October 2020 18: 09
    Why did he allow the excess of US diplomats in the Russian Federation and equate with the number of Russian diplomats with the United States only when he was pinned to the wall?
    Why doesn't France do the same on Turkish attacks?
    Why is he not even trying to resolve the pending conflicts in the zone of interests of the Russian Federation in the post-Soviet space?
    Why, why, why - there are many questions, no answers.
    The Asia Times' praise can be interpreted as satisfaction of the West with Lavrov's activities, just as the West was satisfied with Gorbachev's activities.