The concept of American exceptionalism harm international vzaimootnosheniam, said Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak in his speech before students of American universities.
"Our major problem... is a feeling among American citizens that they are" shining city on the hill " - I quote, this is Not my invention, what Americans are destined to lead the other, And that others are waiting until the US to lead them. We see it in national strategies, such as working citizens, "said Kislyak, his words bring RIA" Novosti ". Gospel the phrase " you can't hide a city set on a hill ", used several U.S. presidents, including John F. Kennedy And Ronald Reagan. In other expressions, But it is equally resistant to the idea of American exceptionalism And leadership in the world defended other presidents, including Barack Obama." We are, without doubt, understand that North America is Not only one of the countries that they are his exceptional, But in this same way exceptional And Russia, And most other countries too. The difference is that We do Not impose our ideas about the uniqueness of others. But the US has a tendency to believe that they can keep the other for myself, " explained Kislyak. Before the diplomat, speaking before students, said about the absence of a cold war atmosphere in relations With the United States." currently, We are experiencing Perhaps the most difficult period of Russian-American relations Since the end of the cold war. But I still insist that We're Not in the cold war. And I still insist that the Russian Federation is Not going to go that way, " he added. The question is Not whether more complex business contacts With American colleagues, Kislyak said: "do Not say that more difficult. From the perspective of diplomatic contacts, methods of communication, they were And are correct And I think it will be continue. From the perspective of the creature approaches are difficult periods in history, But I think that over time, these times will pass away. First Deputy Secretary of state on the issues of monitoring of arms control And international security rose Guatemalan also said that the Russian Federation And the United States are Not moving to a new cold war. Simultaneously, the President centuries Putin said that the crisis in Ukraine has come as the result of attempted capital of the United States And its allies to impose everywhere his will.