Putin criticized former Russian foreign Minister Kozyrev

SOCHI, October 19. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the position of the former Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Andrey Kozyrev, using humorous form.

At the meeting of the International discussion club “Valdai” one of the participants addressed the head of state about Russia’s national interests. He recalled the conversation of Kozyreva with the 37th U.S. President Richard Nixon that Russia has no national interests, only human interests, Nixon is shaking his head.

“This speaks to the fact that Nixon is the head. But Mr. Kozyrev, unfortunately, is missing. Box has only the skull, but the head itself is not” – said Putin.

Andrei Kozyrev was Russian foreign Minister from October 1990 to January 1996.