Every country has its own mafia. In Russia, the mafia has its own country.Garry Kasparov
I want to say thank you to each of you because we are together. And when we feel the reliable support of those standing beside us, Russia becomes one big family.Vladimir Putin, New Year Eve’s address 2020/21
This country, Russia, has changed. Russia has become a real football country... where football has become part of the country's DNA and the culture.Gianni Infantino
Russia... the prequel and sequel to the Sowjet Union.John Oliver (Last Week Tonight)
Russia... the country that gave the world Tetris, merkins you wear on your heads, and potentially the 45th President of the United States.Donald Trump, US ElectionsJohn Oliver (Last Week Tonight)
Whoever does not miss the Soviet Union has no heart. Whoever wants it back has no brain.Vladimir Putin
I make the most money, I think, in Russia and Paris, for the people of those countries are so willing to be amused, so eager to see something new and out of the ordinary.ParisHarry Houdini
Conrad Oxford: "What is it that you Russians do that an Englishman can enjoy?"
Grigori Rasputin: "Well, everything. Food, music, ballet, tobacco, art. But most of all, we like to f-ck like tigers."
Why would I hate Russians? My mother is Russian, half of my blood is Russian. This is not a question of nationality, it's a question of values.Russia-Ukraine WarVitali Klitschko, March 2022
Having a dictator rule in Russia is by far the greatest existential threat to humanity.Garry Kasparov, March 2022
This is tragic for my country. Thousands of young Russians die for that lunatic dictator. Many of them were born under Putin and now die under Putin.Russia-Ukraine WarGarry Kasparov, March 2022
I don't know for how long the President is planning to stay in office, but it feels like he might still do so for a while.Russia-Ukraine WarOlaf Scholz, February 2022, talking to Vladimir Putin
I'm under the impression that the United States aren't actually concerned with Ukraine's safety, but with stopping Russia's progression.Ukraine, Russia-Ukraine WarVladimir Putin, February 2022
As a gay man, I must decline. I cannot in good conscience participate in a celebratory occasion hosted by a country where people like myself are being systematically denied their basic right to live and love openly.Wentworth Miller, August 2013, about St. Petersburg International Film Festival
Russia does not want other political groupings present near their homeland. That's not a hard thing to understand.2021, Russia-Ukraine WarVladimir Putin, December 2021
The Belarusian language is a poor language. There are only two great languages in the world. Russian and English.BelarusAlexander Lukashenko
We don't want to burn bridges, but if somebody interprets our good intentions as weakness, our reaction will be asymmetrical, rapid and harsh. We'll decide for ourselves in each case where the red line is.2021Vladimir Putin, April 2021
Russia probably knows the true cost of revolutions better than most other countries.Sergei Lavrov
In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy.USA, CapitalismFran Lebowitz (US-American writer)
Ivana: "Do you know how we keep warm in Russia?"
Austin: "I can guess, baby."
Ivana: "We play chess."
Austin: "I guessed wrong."
For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog, while, for many people in the West, it is still a living lion.CommunismAleksandr Solzhenitsyn
You dumb motherf-cker, didn't Napoleon let you know?
When you conquer Russia, better pack some f-cking winter clothes
If I were a russian woman, I'd be lesbian. Russian men aren't very attractive.Karl Lagerfeld