Lavrov: in the contemporary politics


RIA Novosti

The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov interview with Esquire magazine said that in modern politics there are no rules, and the situation in international relations is harder than during the “cold war”, RIA Novosti reported.

“Of course, harder now… Then two empires: Western and Soviet, each of which fueled the conflict with the opponents on the territory of third countries. But never on its borders and never directly. Even public rhetoric was softer. Then both camps did not cross the borderline. Today there are no rules anymore,” said Lavrov.

According to him, relations between Russia and the USA at the moment “developed by inertia”, as in the White house still had people from the ex-President of the country Barack Obama.

Lavrov also a story that he “managed to build a relationship” with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson. The Minister said that he had always and with all secretaries of state were “if not friendly, then a good relationship”.