"We are being hunted all over the world": Russian Ambassador to the United States made a statement

Relations between Moscow and Washington are in deep crisis and are unlikely to be normalized anytime soon. This was announced by the Russian ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, speaking at the Federation Council of the Russian Federation.

The diplomat drew attention to the fact that for a number of years Moscow has been persistently trying to establish bilateral ties with Washington to conduct a mutually beneficial and mutually respectful dialogue. A special action program was even developed that would meet the interests of the Russian Federation and do not contradict the wishes of the United States.

However, we did not succeed in changing the trajectory of Russian-US relations. Official Washington is consistently destroying the entire architecture of difficult and previously difficult ties between our countries

- he stated.

Antonov said that threats are regularly heard against Russia and economic restrictions. Over a decade, more than 350 Russians and 500 Russian legal entities have been sanctioned.

The ambassador pointed out that US lawmakers have passed 10 anti-Russian laws in recent years, and another 15 openly Russophobic bills are under consideration. At the same time, the Joe Biden administration did not hesitate to embark on a course of increasing US sanctions pressure against Russia.

Threats are constantly heard in connection with pseudo-interference in the American elections, for alleged attacks on America's information resources and for some unseemly activity to counter the US Armed Forces in Afghanistan

- added the ambassador.

The diplomat also recalled the orgy the Americans had staged around Nord Stream 2 and the incessant threats to various countries for the purchase of Russian weapons.

The Americans have seized Russian real estate, our consulates general in San Francisco and Seattle have been closed. The Russians are being hunted all over the world for the Russians disagreeable to the United States. About a hundred Russians are in American prisons. We are far from bright expectations in Russian-American relations

- he noted.

The diplomat concluded that the Russian Federation is ready to resume full-fledged contacts with the United States, but so far he sees only unfriendly steps.

Note that Antonov was recalled from Washington to Moscow after US President Joe Biden offensively spoke to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
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  1. shiva Offline shiva
    shiva (Ivan) April 1 2021 20: 26
    And what have you done, Mr. Antonov? Just look from the outside at this, as you put it, orgy? Where are the answers of our Foreign Ministry to the bandit seizures of our diplomatic missions?
    If a sharpie plays with you and does not hesitate to change the deck during the game, it is stupid to pretend to be offended by virtue. If they constantly spit in your face as a diplomat, and you just wipe yourself off, you are not a diplomat. Look at the Chinese at the recent talks in Alaska and draw a conclusion.
    If the theater of the absurd is played out in front of you, you have two ways - either to play a whipping boy, or to pursue your line very toughly, inspiring the scumbags with the right words - we at the UN Security Council have often heard this from Churkin and his successor Nebenzi.
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) April 1 2021 21: 31
      Well, chatting to the Russian public is all that the Russian Foreign Ministry is capable of. "Zakharova on Twitter" and such, here, statements like this subject, designed only for the Russian audience, that's all, that's all the "retaliatory actions" of Russia. In the west, from the “official tribunes,” from Russia, one can only hear “regrets” and calls to “think again” and “establish contacts again.” Here's the last thing from Lavrov:

      "On the one hand, the confrontation has reached the bottom. On the other hand, deep down there is hope that all people are adults and understand the risks that are associated with the escalation of further tension. <...> I still believe that prudence will prevail," - said the minister.

      And, here China has long been nagging that all this Western pack is frightened only by two things - courts and blows to the wallet. That is why, in China, without a twinge of conscience or delay, the so-called Canadian and American businessmen are seized and immediately sent to jail, and to the court, where they begin to "sing" about their affairs and the affairs of their colleagues, that the State Department and other "Western" official persons, stick their tongues in their asses and begin to mumble that this type has not been proven, it is better not to stir this dirty laundry for the general good, and then, on the sly, exchange these citizens for arrested Chinese, or withdraw their claims and sanctions to China. On the "western" wallet, China, too, is beating right away and painfully, right now, the Chinese are boycotting the goods of those companies that participate in the anti-Chinese company, and boycotting at all levels - from buying to advertising, servicing accounts, offices and in general mentions of these companies. And, in Russia, there is one mumble and "regret", with "appeals to change your mind." Ugh. It is simply disgusting that a country that positions itself as a kind of "opposing" force, a powerful power, humbly begs its enemies to lift "useful" sanctions and urges them to "think again" ...
    2. oracul Offline oracul
      oracul (leonid) April 2 2021 06: 35
      The question is at the wrong address. Antonov is not the Foreign Ministry, and it is absurd to demand that he answer for everyone. The example with the Chinese is unfortunate, because the minister spoke there.
      1. shiva Offline shiva
        shiva (Ivan) April 2 2021 13: 18
        The ambassador arrives with his credentials. His word is the word of the state that sent him. Without an ambassador, there is a chargé d'affaires. But it's horseradish in a glass. The murder of an ambassador is tantamount to a declaration of war. Oh yes, hot Turkish guys, but they are not the first time, this is national, we are used to it. In what way should the Foreign Minister's speech differ from the ambassador's speech, and vice versa? Both must express and implement the foreign policy of the state.
        1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
          Ulysses (Alexey) April 3 2021 00: 04
          The murder of an ambassador is tantamount to a declaration of war. Oh yes, hot Turkish guys, but they are not the first time, this is national, we are used to it.

          in Libya in November 2012, the American ambassador was killed.
          In Benghazi, grenade launchers and small arms fired at the consulate, causing a fire in the building, which killed the US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, as well as information management officer of the Foreign Service Sean Smith and a private American guard Glen Doert.

          I do not remember what the United States would declare war on Libya.

          A court in the Turkish capital Ankara sentenced about 20 people accused of involvement in the 2016 murder of Russian ambassador Andrei Karlov to various prison terms.
          The court sentenced six people accused of the murder of the Russian ambassador to terms ranging from five to nine years. Five defendants in the case received life sentences (two were sentenced to two life sentences),

          In your opinion, it was necessary to smash Turkey into dust with a nuclear strike?
          1. shiva Offline shiva
            shiva (Ivan) April 3 2021 19: 16
            Turkey paid a lot for the murder of Griboyedov and more than 50 other people in the diplomatic mission. Strong with money and an awesome diamond. Probably there were other imposed preferences for us.
            And now - a downed plane in Syria, a helicopter in Armenia. Yes, we butt with them, iron their oil cars and there are no running Turkish ichs, but at the same time - cute faces. And mind you - the Turks grabbed our air defense systems with their teeth and send the heck amers when they urge them to abandon them.
            1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
              Ulysses (Alexey) April 3 2021 19: 56
              I'll correct a little, Griboyedov was killed in Persia.

              The Turks are not our friends, no one harbors illusions.

              However, they found the ambassador's killers and punished severely.
              The Turks have already paid in Syria more than once ..

              And in diplomacy (that still, classical) yes, cute faces with duty smiles.
              Serious diplomacy of the last century did not like publicity at all.
              They took pictures in public, took off their top hats in front of each other and ..... there is no longer Czechoslovakia.
              (Munich agreement)

              And here is an example of the current one, Power takes off and expresses something to Churkin at the elevated ones.
              She would have torn the blouse on her chest in a fit, for America ..

              And what with this, God forgive me, was there to do?
              A bream on the left and a good kick in the ass?

              Vitaly Ivanovich faked the handle and politely invited the hysterical woman to proceed to her rightful place in the hall.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker April 1 2021 21: 13
    It is strange to hear such whiny speeches from a general. You can feel Lavrov's school. No wonder they say: "With whom you will lead, from that you will gain."
    1. Volder Offline Volder
      Volder April 2 2021 23: 32
      Quote: steel maker
      You can feel Lavrov's school.

      Lavrov's daughter lives in the USA. He cannot speak in any other way, and teaches others not to speak threateningly (for no matter what happens).
      1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
        Ulysses (Alexey) April 2 2021 23: 49
        Lavrov's daughter lives in the USA. He cannot speak in any other way, and teaches others not to speak threateningly (for no matter what happens).

        Lavrov's daughter lives in Moscow.
      2. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
        A.Lex April 3 2021 10: 18
        Volder, are you responsible for your LIES ???
  3. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper April 1 2021 22: 15
    My impression of the personality of this Russian ambassador to the United States is the same as that of the former Russian ambassadors to Ukraine ... request
    Are they all, as if on selection, victimized, "terpily" ?!
    In appearance and habits, these are slave compromisers (even a seemingly "impressive-looking" ex-prime minister, a businessman-"gasman" - an odious "friend of the Russophobe Kuchma"), their eyes are guilty-submissive ... "asks" to be "punished" as "henpecked" ?!). winked

    This, in my opinion, in general, with all its appearance, shows that the "official" text read by him (as for me, it is too, too "ornate" written on the old "office"!) Contradicts (in everything "readable" and slipping into implication, phrases of the plenipotentiary, his interview "not on a piece of paper") a clear desire to return as soon as possible - "ask" back to the States and continue there his "fruitful activities" ??!
    An almost cartoonish cat-Leopold, by all means and in spite of everything, pejoratively striving to "make friends" with the malicious rat-mice ....?! winked

    It is a pitiful sight when, instead of talking to his Russian audience of like-minded people in the human Russian language on the essence of the problems that have arisen, the Russian plenipotentiary of the "main direction (after all, namely with the insidious" world hegemons "-" partner "enemies of Russia, this gentleman works!) "formally" he is serving his room and stupidly reads an indigestible "text", obviously not written by him himself, "to the eyeballs" filled with worn-out "cliches" and through and through with outright "officialism"! request
    And in the hall, the listeners also sit "with a clever look" - according to our Soviet habit of "perceiving" such "lecturers" ...

    Our most successful Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin, believed that

    Frames decide everything!

    Well, such impotent "diplomatic cadres" and "made up", that in Ukraine, that in America ... after all, these "weaklings" can be seen a mile away, and by the plenipotentiaries they indirectly judge the country they represent, its authorities!
    It's like "on the street" (or "in everyday life"), based on the same primitive behavioral instinct, familiar to all of us from the nursery and kindergarten, if the "kid (or girl)" agrees with humiliation and endures, does not fight back, then he himself provokes an "escalation" of humiliation, which means he can spread spread rot, they say, "the chicken does not hurt, the chicken is happy!" ... ??!
    Is it possible that the highest echelons of the Russian government, when appointing the country's plenipotentiary envoy to such a responsible post, still do not attach importance to the leadership and human qualities of their "career diplomats" ??!

    And, in general, of course, I feel sorry for the guy - he clearly "exceeded his career ceiling (according to the" Peter principle "- this is the American author of the book of the same name on the study of bureaucratic bureaucracy, not a city! wink ) "?!
    IMHO, I do not impose !!!
    1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex April 3 2021 10: 22
      Pishak, you messed up a little: not a POPULAR, but an AMBASSADOR These are "slightly" different posts ...
      1. beeper Offline beeper
        beeper April 3 2021 11: 07
        Quote: A.Lex
        Pishak, you messed up a little: not a POPULAR, but an AMBASSADOR These are "slightly" different posts ...

        Plus from me, comrade A.Lex, because, in principle, I positively assess any such "friendly corrections" and good-natured "reader perfectionism", which do not take too far from the essence of what I have said! yes

        To be honest, I never really delved into the nuances of the differences between the "plenipotentiary representative of the country" and the "ambassador of the country"! request
        Since even in my happy Soviet childhood I firmly understood the "stamp" that the persons endowed with this high title represented our Motherland - the Soviet Union (or, as we were always called in the West - "Soviet Russia" wink ) "at the forefront" of Soviet diplomacy, isn't it ?! what
        I try, in my unofficial texts (after all, I am not writing diplomatic memoranda!), To avoid literary boring repetitions of the same words, "along the way" replacing them with more or less equivalent "synonyms"! wink
        1. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
          A.Lex April 3 2021 12: 30
          yes i am so ... feel just...
  4. oracul Offline oracul
    oracul (leonid) April 2 2021 06: 46
    It's amazing how many "smart" outside advisors. Apparently it is difficult to understand that it is not just the United States that is opposing us, but also NATO plus the EU. And after Russia: the hard times of the 90s, the economy destroyed by privatization and the primary accumulation of capital, a weakening army, corrupt liberals. And everything must be overcome in order to win.
    1. 1536 Offline 1536
      1536 (Eugene) April 2 2021 17: 14
      So what? It is clear that the forces are not equal, that we cannot answer. But it is not for nothing that they say: "silence is golden."
    2. A.Lex Offline A.Lex
      A.Lex April 3 2021 10: 26
      Lyon, what does it change? In Soviet Russia it was even worse - a full-fledged civil war, with the exodus of a significant part of the educated population (the exodus of "brains"). Engineers were not enough in factories catastrophically! And nothing! We survived and survived. Yes, and they lived EXTREMELY not bad (of course not like "cheese in oil", but still they did not beggarly!) After they rebuilt the economy after the Great Patriotic War!
      The question is not

      a weakening army

      (which is already a lie) and not in

      corrupt liberals

      and in the concept - WHAT OUR MANAGEMENT WANTS TO BUILD!
  5. bratchanin3 Offline bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 (Gennady) April 2 2021 07: 17
    In the criminal world there is such a concept as "Terpila" - this is, for which it is easier to endure humiliation and assaults, the very behavior of a terpila provokes aggression among the thieves' world. Russia lives surrounded by just such a thieves' world, and behaves like a patient. They spat in the face of the president, insulted the state in his face, and they are there in the Kremlin discussing how to establish a dialogue and measure themselves. Personally, I am ashamed of the Russian diplomats who are stuck in their development at the level of the 17th - 18th centuries. I listened to Lavrov's interview with D. Simes, where Lavrov defined our relations with the EU as nothing. The question is, what is Russia doing in PACE, OSCE, ECHR, CE, if Russophobes do not want to communicate with us? The minister contradicts himself, but maybe he likes to travel around Europe at public expense ?!
    1. andrew42 Offline andrew42
      andrew42 (Andrei) April 2 2021 15: 59
      Of course I like to ride! Diplomats like to travel to "capital countries", and it is better to live there. Athletes like to ride the Alempeads, albeit without a flag, but for a budget. Officials like to travel to "fruitful contacts". Oligarchs like to invest in overseas subsidiaries and companies. The nouveau riche love to buy properties in London and the Cote d'Azur. This is "another Russia", feeding! In it live those who "both life is good and live well."
  6. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) April 2 2021 07: 21
    And again they wind snot on the fist
  7. 1536 Offline 1536
    1536 (Eugene) April 2 2021 17: 10
    Judging by the statements of this ambassador, A. Kozyrev's call for civil service is not far off.
    Well, what else is there to think after hearing and looking attentively at this person? With whom is he ready to restore relations, what else to sacrifice? 100 Russian citizens languish in US prisons, and Americans in Russia feel at home, untouchable, thanks to such statements.
  8. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) April 3 2021 00: 21
    Classical diplomacy is becoming a thing of the past.
    Russia is one of the last to try to appeal to some "international norms of behavior."
    However, the cowboy has already uncovered the Colt Paterson.

    I would like to remind everyone concerned about the position of the ambassador (and the Russian Foreign Ministry) the well-known saying:

    When the arguments run out, the guns begin to speak. Strength is the dumbass's last argument.

    Otto von Bismarck
  9. Albert Offline Albert
    Albert (Albert) April 3 2021 07: 56
    The diplomat concluded that the Russian Federation is ready to resume full-fledged contacts with the United States, but so far he sees only unfriendly steps.

    Have you tried crawling on your knees?