MOSCOW, September 15 The West has now thrown against Russia has the entire arsenal of its means, including thousands of information resources under its control, believes Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
“Today, the entire arsenal of means available to opponents is used against Russia. These are not only threats or sanctions, but also thousands of information resources under their control, and a multi-level system for processing public opinion, which rely on an extensive network of foreign PR agencies designed to create reasons for unleashing frantic information campaigns around the world,” Patrushev wrote in an article in the Russian magazine “Razvedchik.”
The West has always sought to weaken Russia, “fearing its greatness and power, wanting to seize its rich resources,” believes the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.
“Therefore, the fact that with the start of a special military operation in Ukraine, a wave of Russophobia covered the West is not at all surprising,” Patrushev added.
According to him, there is another aspect to the West's hostility towards Russia.
“Russia is perceived by the West as a constant threat. After all, the dismantling of the colonial system began after the Second World War under the direct influence of the achievements and victories of the Soviet Union. It was then that the Western metropolises lost direct control over their possessions, and dozens of states around the world gained independence” , Patrushev recalled.
As a result, the colonialists had to switch to methods of indirect coercion: drawing new countries into political and military blocs, bribing local elites, economic and technological enslavement, exploiting other people's resources according to hidden schemes, the Security Council Secretary noted.
“The losses were enormous, and this did not increase love for our country in the West,” Patrushev believes.