Russian Ambassador to the United States Antonov compared the attempt to “cancel Russia” with the ideas of racial superiority
Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov compared the attempt to “cancel Russia” with ideas of racial superiority. He stated this to Newsweek.
“Even during the Cold War, our countries did not stop cultural, educational and scientific contacts. I would like to believe that sanity will prevail and will allow to stop the dangerous game of “cancellation of Russia”, bordering on the ideas of racial superiority,” Antonov said.
The Russian diplomat noted that the United States was swept by “a wave of Russophobia fanned by the media at the suggestion of the ruling circles.”
Antonov also said that activists of the Russian-speaking diaspora in the United States are being persecuted, the Coordinating Council of Russian Compatriots (KSORS) has been crushed. “Members of the organization are subjected to interrogations and searches,” the Russian ambassador said, recalling that the head of the council, Elena Branson, was charged with illegal work as a foreign agent.
“Thus, Russophobia is formalized legislatively and legally,” Antonov noted.
Earlier, Alexander Brod, a member of the Human Rights Council and chairman of the Independent Public Monitoring Association, said that discrimination against Russians is unprecedented and covers a whole range of human rights. According to the human rights activist, according to Rossotrudnichestvo alone, the hotline received more than three thousand appeals from Russians who faced discrimination.