-Sergei Evgenievich, you probably will not like it,
but I am forced to criticize.
-Louder… -Here we go… Like in a village club. -I am not playing an accordion to be louder. -You want louder. But for people sitting over here it
is very hard. It is very unpleasant for them. -It’s the other way around. You should be quiter.
Stand further from the microphone. -Think about your comrades. -So that, you can ask minister any question. -But answers on them are given every day
by all TV and radio stations. -Aren’t you watching TV and radio? -Because every day it is repeated, in details, on all talk
shows, and here we have deputies, saying same things, in the
same manner, saying it to the minister. -Or do you hope that minister will say something else,
besides things he says on all press conferences? -Or the president. Every day he is saying it, on all forums. -That’s why, there are mistakes here. Sergei Victorovich,
not addressed to you. -You are one of the best ministers. Maybe even better than
Molotov, Gromyko. (*1) -But today’s problems are originated there. -Why did we helped Americans in their struggle for
independence? Why did we sent our fleet there? -We should have left them to fight with British and with
French. It’s none of our business. -But no, we stuck our noses there. -And now, they are in charge. They are masters of the planet.
It is us, who created them. -We, me and you, are fighting Europe.
The direction that was taken is wrong. -Cooperation – for sure. But it must not be our main direction. -Europe does not want us to be a part of Europe,
equally. -That’s why we must head only to the south. -They are waiting for us there. They want it.
We can receive something there. -That is, we need effectiveness in our foreign policy. -Napoleon. Waiting for Alexander-I for negotiations.
But he is not going. What, diplomats can not persuade him? -Why should Napoleon ruin the whole country,
because he did not wanted to go for negotiations? -First of all – negotiations! And Napoleon would not have
entered Moscow, at all! -Everything could be arranged there. -And give the independence or their autonomy to Poland! -We completely lost it. It is our enemy today! -Why are we fighting Turks 30 times?
By pointer from London. Why are we doing it? -London is directing it, so to say. And we are running there,
with Russian soldiers… -Millions of soldiers put in graves! And Ottoman Empire
collapsed on its own. -Why are we starting WW1, because of Serbia,
Austria-Hungary, Ferdinand…? It is none of our business. -They told us from Berlin: ”Cancel mobilization”.
So cancel the mobilization. Say: We are not fighting. -Don’t want to cancel mobilization? OK. We are fighting!
But on southern front! Caucasian front! -And the Russian army is going all the way to Islambul!
Headed by Yudenich! (*2) -But instead we are fighting in the west, and they slap
us in the ears! -And then we are retreating, then Petrograd, then revolution!
All this is foreign policy. -If they dragged us into a war, let’s act like French and
British. -A strange war… Not fighting… There are trenches,
and that is it. Nobody is shooting at anyone. -Let them take Paris! Let Germans take Paris!
They would gladly take Paris. -We send there 40.000 Russian soldiers! What for?!
Saving Paris! But did they ever saved us?! Never and nowhere! -2 corps – 40.000. And guys died there! What for?
For what freedom? -Afghanistan. Correct direction! South direction.
Tzar was going there, and Soviet government. -But we must not go there with an army! Of a atheist state,
under red flags! -You entered, OK. Then sit in barracks! But no, they had
to perform a water reform! -They were thinking about women…!
Wanted to take chadors off…! -Why is it your business, in a foreign country?!
You angered local population! -That’s it. Was it a mistake? It was a mistake. -Georgia! It is very close already. -Sergei Victorovich, why is the former minister of foreign
affairs, I’m not going to say his name… -One is dead, the other is working somewhere at the moment… -Going there and saving Saakashvili!
Helping Saakashvili to come into power! -Removing Shevardnadze! Displacing Abashidze from Adjara!
Why all this is being done?! (*3) -And after that we are fighting against them in Tskhinval!
This is already today’s events! -What was it, a mistake again? No. It’s because one of
ministers have Georgian blood. -And he does everything in Georgia’s favor!
Against Abkhazia and Adjara! -This is already personnel matter. Not any minister should
have any kind of warm relations with some nation. -Like a big misfortune of Stalin and Beria, is that they were
from Georgia! -If it were Kirov and Chkalov, instead of Beria, like it was
planned, we would have had less repressions, less problems.
This matters too. (*4) -Why did Shevardnadze became minister of foreign affairs? -What, did he wanted to make foreign policy better?!
No! He wanted to ruin USSR, and become the a president of
an independent Georgia! And he did it! -And who helped?! Gorbachev! Moscow! Kremlin! -I was speaking like this back then also! And my
superior was reprimanded in party’s bureau! -Allegedly, because of wrong understanding of personnel
policy of CC CPSU!
Was it wrong?! It was criminal! -And finally last, I have a few seconds left.
About Ukraine…! -Passed ambassador failed everything! Well, he’s dead now.
And why are you keeping the current there?! This Zurabov! -Immediately withdraw Zurabov from there!
And punish him! And send a normal ambassador there! -We, me and you, have lost in Ukraine! Because of foreign
policy in particular! -Add a minute.
-Add a minute, yes. -Towards you, Segrei Victorovich… You are a very good
minister, that’s why we are treating you with the utmost
respect. -But I think that, if we are not going to evaluate globally
the aspects of foreign policy of Tzarist and Soviet Russia,
then today we will continue to be surprised. -The Russian army approached Iraq in 1916! -Then, is when we were solving problems of the south!
We approached it back then! 100 yars ago! -And now were are advancing! That’s just it…! For 100 years
we are still going! And losing soldiers! And losing our money! -Well…? How much we have done…? Why did we left Iran?! -Give a half of eastern Europe to London! And they will agree
for us to stay in northern Iran! -Turks are saying: ”Take Kars and Ardagan”! But we are not
taking, because these are going to be Armenian territories! -And Stalin did not wanted to give anything to Armenians! -That’s why, these are mistakes! There were a lot of them!
And we must take them into consideration. -And I am sure, that today, we are not making almost any
mistakes like these. -And in future, I would like for us to take a tougher
position in all matters of our foreign policies.