Russia has no plan to revive the Soviet Union – Chairman of the Federation Council – Russian Politics and Diplomacy

MOSCOW, December 27. /TASS/. Russia has never shown “imperial ambitions” and has no plan to revive the Soviet Union, Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Speaker Valentina Matviyenko told a conference in press on Monday when asked for a comment regarding allegations that Russia has plans. to recreate the Soviet Union.

“First, even if someone wanted to do it, it would be impossible. Second, we have never demonstrated imperial ambitions. The train has left. Nowadays, it is essential to develop mutually beneficial cooperation on a new We have no such plans and we will live in peace, accord, love and friendship with our neighbors and our brothers in all the old states of the Union,” she said. declared.

In early December, US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland said Washington was concerned about what she described as Moscow’s intention to recreate the Soviet Union. It was not the first time that Washington had expressed its suspicions that Moscow’s goal was to restore the USSR. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko told TASS in February 2021 that Russia seeks fair cooperation with all CIS member states and has no intention of recreating the Soviet Union, contrary to allegations of the West. Furthermore, he drew attention to the fact that the West was trying to transform the post-Soviet space into a “zone of permanent conflicts and tensions”.