"This is a conscious and consistent policy aimed at maintaining the image of Russia in the minds of the political elites and the public, as an enemy and a source of constant threat, particularly, the military one," Kosachev, the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian upper house of parliament, said.
He stressed that such a strategy had united the Western world around the United States during the Cold War and it became popular again after it had become obvious that the unipolar world, headed by the United States failed to tackle the new challenges and threats.
"This results in the return of part of the Western elites, at least of hawks, to the old-new strategy of demonizing Russia," the parliamentarian pointed out.
According to Optronic, the extras that the German agency is recruiting are also expected to have a basic knowledge of English, German, Polish or Czech. The purpose of the drills is to train personnel to communicate with civilians from different crisis regions while executing various core tasks, the company's statement explained.