The world according to Medvedev
At a meeting with the Valdai club, the President of Russia has told about his vision of a new world orderA new war in the Caucasus Dmitry Medvedev compared with the tragedy of September 11. According to him, from the terrorist attack seven years ago the world has learned "many lessons". Certain conclusions must follow from the evaluation of events August 8. In particular, the world should recognize that the existing security architecture does not work, hence the need to create a new one, which would correspond not to the right of the strong, and international law.Participants in the international club Valdai are about 80 political scientists, experts and journalists from Russia, USA, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, Italy, Slovakia, Canada, Japan, China, India, Israel and Iran. On Thursday morning members of the club met with the presidents of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, and in the late afternoon - with the Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin."A polycentric world - the only way to deal with contemporary challenges" Finally, on Friday, a discussion was held with the participation of the Russian head of state Dmitry Medvedev. At the very beginning of the conversation, the President of the Russian Federation categorically stated to protect the life and dignity of Russian citizens wherever they are, is the Central task of the state."We should not create any illusions for concern, but it is our task," he said. In addition, "Russia has areas where its interests". "To deny it is pointless and even harmful. We need to talk about it out loud," he said.However, Medvedev felt it was important to focus on the principles of good neighbourliness."Russia has a long history, and we are interested in the sustainable development of all our neighbors, even those with whom we are not best friends. And these States, in turn, interested in the fact that in Russia it was quiet. Our neighbors, no doubt, neighbouring States, which are in the traditional sphere of interests of Russia and, accordingly, Russia is in the interests of our neighbors. We are so close that it is impossible to break us", - quotes words of the head of state, "Interfax".In this case we are not talking about "belonging to some blocs and alliances". In General history and genetic relationships of economies and people.".