Putin delivered a speech on video at this years Valdai debate
The United States, which once enjoyed absolute dominance (internationally), now has little capital to claim American exceptionalism, he said.
The corresponding is the rise of China and Germany. Putin believed that:
In terms of economic size and political influence, China is actively moving towards the status of a superpower. Germany is moving in the same direction.
He said that if Washington is not prepared to discuss global topics with Moscow, Russia is ready to huddle with other countries.
As for the upcoming U.S. general election, Putin said he hoped that the new U.S. government would be ready to start a dialogue on security and nuclear arms control issues. Last week, the United States rejected Russias proposal to extend the expiration date of the new START treaty by one year. Without further agreement, the treaty will expire in February next year.
Putin also stressed that cooperation between countries is more needed than mutual hatred during the new outbreak.
We call for the lifting of sanctions in all areas of the economy and peoples livelihood, even temporarily, on humanitarian grounds, especially on the United Nations platform.
He explained that this is not about Russia, but other countries that have been hit hard by the epidemic and lack medical resources. Hell, we can deal with it ourselves.
But the countries that launched the sanctions did not. Putin criticized them for double standards and covering up their intentions that are totally irrelevant to humanitarian affairs.
For those who are still waiting for Russia to slowly decline, we are only worried about one thing, which is how to avoid catching a cold at your funeral.
The Valdai international debate club was founded in 2004 by the Russian International News Agency, the Russian foreign and Defense Policy Commission and other institutions. It invites well-known experts and scholars from various countries to hold meetings to discuss important geo strategic and international issues.
From October 20 to 22 this year, the 17th Valdai club annual meeting was held in Moscow with the theme of lessons from the epidemic (new crown): how to transform the global crisis into an opportunity for the world. 13 days earlier, the agency submitted a report entitled Utopia of a pluralistic world: how history continues..
According to the authors of the report, the new outbreak has triggered a long-standing process of breaking the existing world order. The main line of the new world order is not the dominant position of a big country, but the struggle of power center. In the world economy, the surplus of resources will be replaced by its shortage, and the fierce competition for resources is inevitable.
Putin: China and Germany are emerging as superpowers_ NB12679
Putin: China and Germany are rising to be superpowers