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MOSCOW, December 23. /TASS/. Russia will decide its future itself and fight for the compliance with the international law and also oppose unilateral dictatorship, the speaker of Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, said on Tuesday.
“One should not speak the language of force and blackmail with us. We will determine our fate ourselves and fight for the universal compliance with the international law and oppose unilateral dictatorship,” Sergey Naryshkin said.
Like this year, Russia has faced sanctions and embargoes in the past, which were introduced by several groups of countries. “And what’s in the end?” he asked. “For centuries, Russia has been and remains the largest world power, and this has bothered those who try to weaken it,” the lawmaker said.
Nevertheless, Russia remains independent and the Russian people have not lost their dignity, he said, also warning against attempts to build European unity based on anti-Russian slogans.
“Unfortunately, the West has not remembered this lesson,” Naryshkin said.
Naryshkin reminded of the upcoming celebrations of the 70th anniversary since victory in World War II, which is due in 2015, and called on the Western politicians to think of “what kind of Europe Soviet soldiers and their brothers in arms from the anti-Hitler coalition had fought for.”.