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Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Russian foreign Ministry was outraged by the decision of Holland, who refused to consider Russia Europe


Moscow was surprised by the decision of the authorities of the Netherlands, which refused to consider Russia a part of Europe. Instead, they called the Russian government, “bordering” Europe and within the “ring of instability”.


photo: Gennady Cherkasov

This is stated in the concept of foreign cultural policy of the Netherlands, prepared by the Ministry of foreign Affairs and the Ministry of culture of the Kingdom.

The Russian foreign Ministry said that this interpretation for the country, which is an integral part of Europe, is puzzling. The Russian foreign Ministry noted that the Netherlands is in favor of the West created a political climate trying to disown the “impressive and fruitful” cooperation between the two countries.

“Great and unfortunate attempt to politicize the official Hague centuries-old cultural ties between our countries,” – said in a statement posted on the Ministry website.

Russian diplomats said that recently in the Netherlands was the year of Russia, and in Russia the year of the Netherlands, and the main component of “cross year” was that culture.

“Culture should never become an effective means of international communication and cross-fertilization into a hostage of political games,” added the foreign Ministry.

As previously reported, at the initiative of the Netherlands Ministry of foreign Affairs has opened a site “Window to Russia”, which is anti-Russian propaganda efforts of authors from Ukraine. On the create resource Department has spent 300 thousand euros.

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