In These New Times

A new paradigm for a post-imperial world

Sergey Lavrov at the Royal Institute for International Relations

Posted by seumasach on October 22, 2013

Europe’s role in a time of changes

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It gives me pleasure to speak in one of the most renowned centers of political science in Europe as part of my visit to Brussels made on the invitation of my friend and colleague Didier Reynders. Ever since Belgium was founded it had special relationship with Russia. I have no doubt that Belgians are well familiar with the biography of their first King Leopold who was related to the Russian Royal Family and as a general of the Russian Army fought in battles which took place in Europe in the early 19th century. The archives of the Russian Foreign Ministry include a letter by Alexander I to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg with the expression of his “special benevolence.”

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