— I would disagree with you, but we will not discuss the Russian system of decision making now. Here in Russia we extremely lack a high-quality debate on foreign policy. I am not referring to TV programmes, I mean good expert discussions. Governmental bodies, including the Parliament, could be a part of these debates.
What's more, there is a lot of quite interesting figures among politicians. For instance, we organized a meeting with Inga Yumashova.
She is a young member of the Parliament. She is brave enough to maintain contacts with the USA via Congress. Why should not we demonstrate to our American counterparts that we don't want a war, but we seek to enhance dialogue between the parliaments.
So, you believe that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs makes no decisions? Perhaps, but this is the center where the basis for decision-making and recommendations is formed. It is the operational center of the Russian foreign policy. And of course if you consider yourself an expert in foreign policy, you should go there and communicate with those who work there to feel the style, the sense and the rhythm of official Russian rhetoric.