In this handout photo provided by The State Duma, The Federal Assembly of The Russian Federation, Speaker of the State Duma, the Lower House of the Russian Parliament Vyacheslav Volodin attends a session of the State Duma, the Lower House of the Russian Parliament in Moscow, Russia, Nov 24, 2022. (PHOTO / THE STATE DUMA, THE FEDERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION VIA AP)
MOSCOW – The world should be multi-polar, but the United States attempts to restrain the development of other countries to maintain its hegemony, said Vyacheslav Volodin, Chairman of the Russian State Duma, on Monday.
Washington and its Western allies use various methods — imposing illegal sanctions, blackmailing, intimidating, inflating conflicts — in a bid to destroy other countries' traditional values, history, culture and religion, Volodin said at the 15th plenary session of the Collective Security Treaty Organization's Parliamentary Assembly (CSTO PA) held in Moscow.
Volodin noted that the United States and its Western allies were used to interfering in the internal affairs of other states and undermining their economies
He noted that the United States and its Western allies were used to interfering in the internal affairs of other states and undermining their economies.
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Volodin, who is also the CSTO PA chairman, stressed that in the face of the challenges and threats, the CSTO member states should find common solutions to ensuring information security, countering terrorism and protecting traditional values.
Founded in 1992, the CSTO groups six former Soviet republics with the aim of safeguarding peace and stability in Eurasia.