Lavrov put it in 2006: «For us, this autonomy is a Phone Number List key issue and we will continue to act on that basis both in the country and in the international NATO's intervention in Yugoslavia in 1999 was the straw that broke the camel's back and the new leadership in charge of the Foreign Ministry set itself the goal of regaining control of an area of influence that Phone Number List had historically been considered reserved for Russia. The so-called " color revolutions " , as well as the US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, reinforced the idea that Russia should play an Phone Number List important role in the world and break with the unipolarity that the.
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Much of Russian foreign policy is guided Phone Number List by this idea of a civilization divided and threatened by military force .foreigners, especially those who come from the West, which relativizes borders and dreams of an integration between those who live in Russian territory and Russian-speakers scattered around the planet. Unlike other officials in the Putin Phone Number List government, who come from his group of friends forged in his hometown of St. Petersburg (such as the aforementioned Medvedev), Lavrov is not part of the president's red circle and, in that sense, does not Phone Number List seem to have the same weight when.