The former head of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation called the cold war a “fact of life”
Permanent member of the security Council of the Russian Federation, the former head of the presidential administration Sergei Ivanov said that the cold war between Russia and the West is a “fact of life”.
“When we talk about the cold war, the information war and propaganda war, it can be called a fact of life. We all see it every day”, – the politician said in an interview with The Financial Times.
According to Ivanov, the Russian authorities hope to turn the page in its current relations with the United States. The Kremlin was offended by anti-Russian rhetoric during the election campaign in the United States, said the politician.
“We are always ready for real politics,” added Ivanov said that the Russian leadership hopes that after the elections in the US, the top will take a pragmatic approach in the dialogue between Moscow and Washington.
Ivanov also denied allegations that Russia was behind the hacking attacks on the servers of the US Democratic party. In addition, he called “absolutely untrue” the statement that the Kremlin would prefer to see Donald trump President of the United States.
Material, built on an interview with Ivanov, appeared in the FT yesterday, on October 23. The article was published after major changes in the career of Ivanov. 12 August, President Vladimir Putin replaced his Anton Vaino, the post of the presidential administration.