Go to home page

Naryshkin Argues, It’s a New World, But the West Lives Detached from Reality

Aug. 16, 2023, 2022 (EIRNS)—Sergei Naryshkin, (in Russian) the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), is not a pessimistic man. “I am absolutely sure that the current crisis period will be replaced by the time of the triumph of a new, more just and democratic world order,” he told the 11th Moscow Conference on International Security yesterday. “The best proof of this is today’s Forum, which has brought together representatives of truly sovereign countries, who are ready to resolutely defend national interests and identity in the face of a global liberal-totalitarian dictatorship.”

“My conviction in the triumph of multipolarity is based not only on the dedication of Russia and its like-minded people, but also on data on the deep crisis of the unipolar order, led by the United States,” Naryshkin said. He identified Washington’s main problem as being “its rapidly growing detachment from reality,” in which “the American elite has long lived in a rainbow world known to it alone, where the United States continues to rule the planet completely, and is an indisputable military, economic and spiritual authority and has the exclusive right to supervise and punish.” This has now turned into a “hollow hegemony, which stubbornly tries to force others to do what it does not believe in and does not correspond to at all.”

Naryshkin also underscored the hypocrisy of American sanctions, and then ridiculed the International Criminal Court (ICC), which indicted Putin for the “crime” of evacuating children from the war zone, but says nothing about the 85,000 children who are missing at the southern border of the U.S. He also pointed to the same hypocrisies regarding freedom of speech and freedom of religion, both of which are being dismantled in the trans-Atlantic world.

“The formation of a multipolar world order is especially noticeable in the Eurasian space,” Naryshkin said, after pointing out that the world, contrary to American geopolitics, is no longer unipolar.

“An important quality of such structures as the SCO, the EAEU, the CSTO and the CIS, which fundamentally distinguishes them from Western military-political and economic blocs, is non-targeting against third countries and aiming at the establishment of a just world order based on respect for sovereignty and international law.”

Naryshkin identified the roles of organizations like the African Union, Community of Latin American and Caribbean Countries and the Non-Aligned Movement as critical to that process.

“Such a structure as BRICS has great potential in terms of forming a fair and democratic architecture of international relations,” Naryshkin concluded. “The building of multipolarity will grow and strengthen, protecting the rights of peoples to sovereignty and identity, developing the real economy. And no Beast in the world will be able to destroy this building.”

Back to top    Go to home page clear