MOSCOW, June 11. /TASS/. Western regimes’ attempts to cancel Russia only expose their obsessive belief that the world revolves around them, Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Director and Russian Historical Society Chairman Sergey Naryshkin said at the opening ceremony of an exhibition dedicated to Russia’s achievements on Saturday.
"I am deeply convinced that attempts by the West’s liberally-totalitarian regimes to cancel Russia only expose their obsessive belief that the world revolves around them and obeys their wishes and orders. However, that’s not really the case, which is proved by Russia’s thousand-year history. Russia preserves the traditions of Alexander Nevsky, Dmitry Donskoy, Peter I, Catherine the Great, Pyotr Stolypin, Georgy Zhukov, Yuri Gagarin and many other great sons and daughters of our country," Naryshkin added.
"It is impossible to overestimate Russia’s contribution to the development of humanity, including the history of culture and science, the exploration of the vast expanses of Siberia, the Far East and the Arctic, the great geographical discoveries, the exploration of space, and finally, the victory over Nazi Germany and the liberation of Europe and the entire world from Nazism," he stressed.