Russians are more Europeans than Europeans themselves – Dmitry MedvedevKwesi Traffic
The Russians are even more Europeans than the Europeans themselves, Dmitry Medvedev believes.
“When we are told that you are no longer European, it looks pretty ridiculous. That’s all I can say about European self-identification. But this is not a reason for any conclusions, you just asked – I answered you that we are more Europeans than they are. That’s all,” Medvedev said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
According to the politician, such statements in Europe are a way of opposing Russia. “They have no monopoly on being called refined Europeans, since the development of European civilization as a whole took place in all parts of Europe,” Medvedev pointed out and added that Russia’s history is “exactly the same European as theirs,” but no less “own”.