Russia’s deep suspicion of the West

Rupert Wingfield Hayes reports on Russia’s view of the outside world after its foreign minister accuses Britain of deliberately sabotaging relations with Moscow.

Russia’s attitude to the outside world could be summed up as: “We don’t trust you” and, “Thank you, but we can do it ourselves.”

But to hear Mr Lavrov you would think the Cold War had never ended.

He described a world in which America is seeking to contain Russia.

Originally published on Dec. 15, 2007.

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