Together with the decline of Boris Yeltsin Phone Number List and his more Western advisers, conducted a new foreign policy. Putin's goal was to achieve independence from Western powers in decision- the strengthening of the role of the State. This is how Lavrov put it in 2006: «For us, this autonomy is a key issue and we will continue to act on that basis both in Phone Number List the country and in the international »two. NATO's intervention in Yugoslavia in 1999 was the straw that broke the camel's back and the new leadership in charge of the Foreign Ministry Phone Number List set itself the goal of regaining control of an area of influence that had historically been considered reserved for Russia.
The so-called " color revolutions as Phone Number List well as the US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, reinforced the idea that Russia should play an important role in the world and break with the unipolarity that the United States Phone Number List intended to exercise, inherited from the old Soviet Union. Putin knows, and he reminds him whenever he can, that Russia is a nuclear-armed power. But the Russian president also appeals to elements drawn from the Phone Number List imperial past. Lavrov's behavior cannot be understood if one does not.
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