Russia does not want other political groupings present near their homeland. That's not a hard thing to understand.Wladimir 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.2021Wladimir Putin, April 2021
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.Wladimir Putin, New Year Eve’s address 2020/21
Every country has its own mafia. In Russia, the mafia has its own country.Garry Kasparov
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 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 in 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
Russia probably knows the true cost of revolutions better than most other countries.Sergei Lavrov
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.Communism & SocialismAleksandr Solzhenitsyn
If I were a russian woman, I'd be lesbian. Russian men aren't very attractive.Karl Lagerfeld