Lavrov: Russia free of superpower ambitions

Lavrov: Russia free of superpower ambitions

Russia does not harbor ambitions to be a superpower and is free of the messianic missions of the West that finds it difficult to promote its initiatives at universal international platforms, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the Primakov Readings forum on Wednesday.

"Incidentally, we have no superpower ambitions, no matter how anyone may try to convince himself and all the others of the opposite view. We are also free of the messianic fervor, with which our Western colleagues are trying to spread their value-based democratic agenda across the world. It has long been clear to us that imposing a development model from the outside will not lead to anything good," the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza cited Russia’s top diplomat as saying.

The existing system of international relations rests on the results of World War II, and Russia will not allow the revising of these facts, Russia’s top diplomat stressed. "I am convinced that we cannot ignore the indisputable fact that the current world system is a sum of accords by the powers of victors in World War II. And Russia will object to those who want to throw the results of this war into doubt," Lavrov said.

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