Federation Council Chairperson: Old unipolar world model receding into past

The old unipolar world model is hopelessly outdated irrespective of the attempts to preserve and reproduce it, Federation Council Chairperson Valentina Matviyenko has said.

The old unipolar world model is hopelessly outdated irrespective of the attempts to preserve and reproduce it, Federation Council Chairperson Valentina Matviyenko has said.

"The old unipolar world model based on the dominance of one power or a group of states is receding into the past. Yet attempts are being made to preserve and reproduce it at all cost by blatant pressure on other countries on which unilateral sanctions are imposed and against which military force is used," Matviyenko said in her video address.

The attempts to implant the unipolar world order lead to "a rise in terrorism and political extremism, plunged whole regions into chaos and caused the destruction of holy sites and the deaths of women, elderly people and children," Matviyenko said. "The ongoing refugee and migrant crisis in Europe and the appearance of 'Islamic State' are another result of the irresponsible policy held by a number of Western countries and their allies," Matviyenko said.

"This is vividly proven by the growing authority and strengthening of such unions such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, BRICS, the Eurasian Economic Union and others. Such unions develop into new political and economic centers of influence. The genuinely partner-like spirit of these unions, in which there is no diktat of one country but there is equality and mutual respect, is an example of a civilized form of international communication in the 21st century," Matviyenko said.

Matviyenko made a video address to delegates at the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament in New York on Sept.1 evening. Matviyenko was unable to make an appearance at the forum as the United States had issued her a restricted visa.

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