G7 made a mistake by ignoring the desire of Russia in " group of eight ", said Wayne merry, a senior research worker for Europe and Eurasia at the U.S. Council on foreign relations.
before the Countries " Big seven " has decided not to send their leaders at the informal summit of the club of developed countries in Sochi and gathered without the participation of Russia in Brussels.
" in the G8 failed to achieve a modus vuvendi with Moscow on the issue of own interests and needs of post-Soviet Russia, which was the most fundamental task of such a forum. It was the failure of the Western participants who expected that Moscow will adapt to them, instead, to understand that it is necessary partly also to adapt, " said merry, presenting its report on " return to G7 " in the discussion organized by the Center for global interests in the U.S. capital.
before the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the return in the G8 format, in which it was stopped on the background of the situation In Ukraine, the Russian leadership does not discuss. However the press-Secretary noted that the Russian Federation continues to take part in the G20.