MOSCOW, may 27. /TASS/. A tough approach to Russia, which was the ideologue Zbigniew Brzezinski, who died yesterday at 90-m to year of life, appears a model of moderation compared with the mood of the current political circles in Washington. This opinion was expressed by TASS, the head of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev, commenting on the news of the life of the assistant for national security U.S. President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981.
“Went the famous character of international politics. It is unlikely his departure will affect some sentiment in Washington, where he now reigns those in comparison with which the Patriarch of the hard-line approach to Russia is, perhaps, even the moderate,” said the Senator.
Kosachev recalled that the name of Zbigniew Brzezinski in the USSR and then the Russian Federation was firmly associated with hostility. “But the way the textbook of anti-Soviet and Russophobe too exaggerated. Brzezinski represented one of the most traditional, the most rigid approaches to implementation of US interests in the world. To the same extent as, for example, another Patriarch of geopolitics and diplomacy Henry Kissinger expressed a different model, with a focus on diplomacy,” – said Kosachev.
“Although he harbored special feelings for our country and not particularly hide it, he is unlikely to put the opposition of the USSR and Russia, an end in itself: he was thinking in terms of “the Grand chessboard”, which should be the lead of the US and the West,” said the Senator.
In turn, the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Vladimir dzhabarov noted that in Russia, Brzezinski treated with respect, despite his harsh statements. “He was a prominent politician, we respectfully remember the man, although a great friend of our country had his name was not” – said the Senator. Dzhabarov also believes that the death Brzezinski is a big loss for the American people.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, American political scientist, sociologist and statesman of Polish origin, one of the leading ideologues of U.S. foreign policy. Brzezinski also known as the author of the book “Great chess Board: domination of America and its geostrategic imperatives”. In recent years, has been active in teaching and Advisory activities. He was a permanent member of the exclusive Bilderberg club, which brings together the major political figures, bankers, heads of transnational corporations, economists, and political scientists.