“It's not about McCain, because there are a lot of people like him, who are setting the tone of the United States today. I think that with the passing of McCain, a wave of hatred that these figures have brought on Russia will not go down,” Ryabkov told the Rossiya 1 broadcaster.
McCain was first elected to the US House of Representatives in 1982, and, after serving two terms, was elected to the US Senate in 1986.
Last week, Russian upper house's International Affairs Committee member Oleg Morozov said that McCain “was good at hating Russia," saying that the late senator "is the symbol of modern, openly anti-Russian thinking.”
McCain died at the age of 81 on Saturday.