I’ve been reading the transcript of Surkov’s news conference after the 2006 St. Petersburg G8 conference.
If you don’t want to bother reading it yourself, let this image sum up 99.99999% of Surkov’s responses.
Take some of our partners, who tend to understand energy security as full control of our pipeline system and our natural resources. We understand it a little differently, and I think we have a right to such an understanding. Furthermore, I have a feeling that even if Moscow was run by a gang of cannibals, these cannibals would very quickly be called a democratic government if they took pains to give away the right things to the right people.
<3 This is even better than the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Twitter account.