States that have become police, controlled by an irremovable oligarchic elite and in which the media are monopolized: for the head of Russian foreign intelligence, the current state of the West is reminiscent of the end of the Soviet Union.
Speaking at the ninth edition of the Moscow Conference on International Security on June 23, the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) extensively criticized the United States and certain other Western countries for presenting themselves as ” models of liberal democracy ”and which, according to him, are increasingly transformed into“ totalitarian regimes ”, reminiscent of“ the end of the Soviet Union ”.
“In my opinion, in the United States and in a number of Western countries, there are almost all signs of a totalitarian dictatorship according to the model of Zbigniew Brzezinski. Look, it is the ideology, the monopolization of the media, the police character of the state, the irremovability of the oligarchic elites and even the planned economy, if we take into account the illegal nature of the sanctions imposed by the Western countries ”, declared Sergei Naryshkin.
“It’s quite an interesting situation, reminiscent of the history of the end of the Soviet Union. The West tries to impose on everyone ideological orientations in which it itself does not believe and which it constantly refutes through its own internal policy, ”he continued.
The United States and other so-called exemplary countries in liberal democracy pretend not to notice that they are rapidly transforming into liberal-totalitarian regimes
“It is astonishing to see how the West tries to divide our diverse world into two completely artificial camps, a so-called democratic and a so-called authoritarian”, noted Sergei Naryshkin, noting that Russia, China and the ‘Iran had been placed de facto in the second camp, as well as Turkey, a NATO ally, and even on certain issues, Poland, a state which is nonetheless a member of the EU.
“The United States and other so-called exemplary countries in liberal democracy pretend not to notice that they are rapidly transforming into liberal-totalitarian regimes. I did not slip up, in liberal-totalitarian regimes, ”he concluded.
The foreign intelligence chief, however, called the US-Russia summit in Switzerland earlier this month a potential turning point, noting that he hoped the West would use “the spirit of Geneva to try to build a more secure and secure world. more just”.