MOSCOW, April 4. /TASS/. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s statement comparing Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler and the IS terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) shows his lack of education, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova stated during Thursday’s briefing.
"This statement is more stupid than inappropriate," she stated. "Many Western politicians are notorious for their absurd and stupid statements that have no relation to facts. They are simply ignorant."
"I think that the quality of Western education is a big myth. In my opinion, this all comes down to a lack of education," the diplomat concluded.
Earlier, NATO Secretary General has explained the increase of the organization’s defense budget due to threats from the outside world. He claimed that neither Hitler, Stalin, nor the IS would have been defeated by means of peaceful protests or dialogue.