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    Lavrov: 'World is Clearly Entering the Post-Western Era'

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    Countries should prepare to share collective responsibility for developments in the world, according to the Russian foreign minister.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The world is gradually entering the post-Western age and is in transition to multipolar system, meaning that all countries have to share collective responsibility for the peace and stability in the world, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.

    "The world is clearly entering the post-Western era. The era of modernity did not happen and it will not happen, we have to get used to the multipolar world, and all leading actors have to share, recognize and put the collective responsibility for the world's peace and stability into practice," Lavrov said at the meeting with his German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel.

    On February 21, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the attempts by the West, led by the United States, to slow down the process of establishing a new world order lead to growing chaos, anarchy and encounter rejection on the part of many states.


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    • Gary F.
      One of the key steps along the way will be the libration of people from the tyranny of unipolar dictator. Unless people are able to choose their sovereigns, and vote by their feet, multipolar system stays distant. Currently many governments, indeed those who promote unipolar system, try to impose their global authority and mandate to "their" people, by terrorising them with global surveillance spectacles and drones.
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      It's remarkable how Lavrov and Putin always seem to be talking sense, whereas American politicians and NATO generals come over as raving lunatics.

      Hypothetically, what would a U.S. president do if a foreign military coalition were to concentrate troops along the Mexican border? If he didn't declare war he would be promptly removed from office.
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