Skip to comments.Russia's Putin says emerging powers must play bigger role in world affairs
Posted on 07/10/2014 6:08:14 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
(Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking on the eve of a trip to Latin America, said Brazil and other emerging powers must play a greater role in world affairs, suggesting they could do more to counter U.S. influence.
In an interview published on Friday, Putin framed his tour of Brazil, Cuba and Argentina as part of an effort to build a multi-polar world at a time when he is isolated by sanctions over Ukraine and his relations with the West are at their frostiest since the Cold War.
Russia sees strong relations with Brazil as "strategically important" in opposing Western clout, he said, ahead of next week's summit with fellow BRICS nations, which includes China, India and South Africa.
"This powerful and fast-developing country is destined to play an important role in the emerging poly-centric world order," Putin told the Itar-tass news agency.
He said Moscow would back Brazil to obtain a seat on the United Nations Security Council, where Russia is a veto-wielding member along with the United States.
The Russian leader has ramped up criticism of what he says is U.S. meddling in other state's affairs as the former Cold War superpowers clashed over Russia's annexation of Crimea in March and its political support of separatists in eastern Ukraine.
In a veiled dig at Washington on Friday, Putin criticised cyber espionage. Last year's revelations by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden of U.S. surveillance have led to a rift in its ties with European allies.
"It (cyber espionage) not only amounts to overt hypocrisy in relationships between allies and partners but also a direct violation of the state's sovereignty," he said.
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Putin, the globalist. LOL
Emerging powers like Guatemala? They certainly are telling us how it’s going to be.
Solidifying ties with Brazil?
They can’t even win a home game....
Dude, real patriots support the new multipolar polycentric world order. If you don’t then you must love Obama.
At least the Germans are on our side!
What? They aren’t?
They’re putting together another anti-USA and anti-West coalition again, just like they had in the old USSR days.
We should’ve never rebuilt that country after they bombed Pearl Harbor....
He has eaten too much borscht and it beet-up his brain.
Any news on who won the Germany - Argentina game?
Uh, no. Game is on Sunday, 3pm EDT.
Stuffs flying everywhere...
Sounds like Putin is in agreement with Obama.
LOL! That's gotta hurt.