Boris Johnson in an interview with The Sunday Times has compared Russia with Sparta, and the Western countries with Athens and their democracy, which, in his opinion, were the counterparts of the United States and the West.
Maria Zakharova said that such a comparison is incorrect. It’s not even the fact that Russia has never been a warlike country like those European countries, she said. “The essence of the contradictions Athens and Sparta — oligarchy as the basis for the device the last,” – said Zakharov. In her opinion, it is difficult to imagine “something more oligarchic” than Britain, as the British monarchy, historically, was based on an oligarchic Foundation, and is now attracting oligarchic capital.
The representative of the Russian foreign Ministry, however, agreed with Johnson on one thing: the war of Athens and Sparta weakened classical Greece, than at the right moment took advantage of the Persians and Macedonians, what is happening now in the West they planted strife weakened and made vulnerable by the very Western civilization.
At the same time, wrote Zakharova in Facebook, the “free historical Parallels” can make the British diplomat further: “And one very fine day it is, be creative and extraordinary, will see in your own country, for example, the island of Lesbos,” ironically, the representative of the foreign Ministry.