Russian top diplomat dismisses claims about human rights violations in Crimea as liesRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 20:23
Russian top diplomat suspects Jabhat al-Nusra could be used to topple AssadRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 19:58
Lavrov reiterates there are no facts substantiating Iran’s links to terroristsRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 19:40
Russia to upgrade helicopter protection system based on Syrian experienceMilitary & Defense March 29, 19:00
Lavrov says Ukrainian president wants to bury Minsk agreementsRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 18:57
FIDE executive says Ilyumzhinov himself to blame over media buzz on his resignationSport March 29, 18:46
Russian top diplomat says Moscow ready to develop relations with WashingtonRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 18:37
London High Court rules Ukraine must repay $3 bln to RussiaBusiness & Economy March 29, 18:12
Russian energy minister pegs oil price at $70-100 as profitable for Arctic productionBusiness & Economy March 29, 18:02
SOCHI, February 27. /TASS/. Russia can and must achieve its goals by itself, not relying on anybody’s support, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Monday.
"The past couple of years must have taught us one thing - we have lost out former illusions. I think this is good. This loss of illusions is very beneficial for the entire country," he said at the Russian investment forum in Sochi.
He noted that once Russia used to rely on foreign help. "All it has to do was to ask some institutions to give money and they did it. Now they don’t. Should we need technological assistance, we had it. Now they say ‘no, we don’t want to provide such assistance because you are not worth it due to some reasons,’ or it is just a matter of competition," he said. "At some point, we even began to think that they will help us in competitive struggle. No, no one is going to help. They will only be putting sand in the wheels and will give nothing."
"Our task is to achieve our goals by ourselves," Medvedev stressed. "And in this sense, we are now having a unique situation. We can achieve much by ourselves if we pool our efforts and do our job well."