ANKARA, 19 Feb – Russian Ambassador to Turkey Alexey Erkhov said that in the West, at least in the United States, they know world history very poorly, especially the history of Russia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin previously stated that the part of his interview with American journalist Tucker Carlson, where he talks about the origins of Russian statehood, would not be easy for a Western audience to perceive, but it is important that those abroad can understand how Russia thinks. Putin’s interview with Carlson was published on the night of February 9. A significant part of the two-hour conversation was devoted to the Ukrainian conflict and Russia’s relations with the United States, NATO and the West. The interview received more than 200 million views on social network X.
“We ourselves know and remember much of what seems new to Americans: the historical legal affiliation of Ukraine at the level of the “zero”, and the emergence of its current formation as an independent state with the complicity of foreign intelligence services, and how it at one time expanded its territory, including Crimea, which General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee Nikita Khrushchev gave to his republic in violation of all legal and moral norms,” Erkhov said.
He also suggested recalling the events of recent years, “when, after the coup d’etat of 2014, the work begun earlier to transform Ukraine into a kind of anti-Russia, that is, into a subject of global confrontation with Russia, including in the military-political sphere, intensified.”
“Therefore, it was important for the Russians that 200 million people heard all this. In the West, at least in the United States, of course, they know very little about world history, especially the history of Russia,” the diplomat concluded.