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Zakharova responded to Johnson, who compared Russia with Sparta

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A comparison of Russia with Sparta, which was done by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, incorrectly, leads RIA News words of the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova.




Earlier, Johnson said in an interview with the Sunday Times that he characterizes Russia as a closed and belligerent country like Sparta, and Athens, with its democracy and culture, is, in his opinion, an analogue of the US and EU countries.

The comparison is incorrect. And the matter is not even in the fact that Russia has never been a “warlike country”, in contrast to the same European states. The essence of the contradictions between Athens and Sparta is the oligarchy as the basis of the latter’s structure. I think nothing more oligarchic than the UK is impossible to imagine
Zakharova wrote in her Facebook.

According to her, “as historically the British monarchy was built on a powerful oligarchic foundation, so in our time it attracts oligarchic capital, making it very consciously.

Therefore, in fact, Boris Johnson, of course, is not right. But in one parallel with him we can agree: the wars of Athens and Sparta weakened classical Greece, which the Persians and Macedonians used. Today’s feuds that the West has sowed and vigorously cultivates, particularly on the European continent, certainly weaken Western civilization itself and make it vulnerable to such threats as, for example, ISIL (a terrorist group banned in the Russian Federation),
noted the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

According to Zakharova, “playing freestyle historical parallels similar to those that the head of the Foreign Office (the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the British Foreign Office) invented can bring it even further, and one very beautiful day he, so creative and extraordinary, will see, for example, the island of Lesbos in his country ".
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 17 December 2017 16: 23 New
    16
    That's for sure ... On this island, shaggy nonsense would have been a success!
    1. Hoc vince
      Hoc vince 17 December 2017 16: 26 New
      +9
      Boris! You're wrong.
      Hillary Clinton also recently stated that she associates herself with the Queen Mother (War of Thrones).
      1. 210ox
        210ox 17 December 2017 16: 28 New
        12
        What can you do ... They live in fantastic parallel worlds ..
        Quote: Hoc vince
        Hillary Clinton also recently stated that she associates herself with the Queen Mother (War of Thrones).
        1. Hoc vince
          Hoc vince 17 December 2017 16: 29 New
          +5
          What a kingdom, such a minister
          1. volodya
            volodya 17 December 2017 16: 53 New
            12
            Quote: Hoc vince
            What a kingdom, such a minister

            1. LSA57
              LSA57 17 December 2017 17: 28 New
              +3
              Quote: volodya
              What a kingdom, such a minister

              "What a disgusting erysipelas" X / F "Gentlemen of Fortune." well, there’s a movie there, but it’s not on the screen, in politics ...
              1. Lelek
                Lelek 17 December 2017 18: 16 New
                +4
                Quote: LSA57
                "What a disgusting erysipelas"


                Yeah, not even Winnie Churchill. Oatmeal has done its job.
                1. LSA57
                  LSA57 17 December 2017 18: 50 New
                  +4
                  Quote: Lelek
                  Yeah, not even Winnie Churchill. Oatmeal has done its job.

                  Well, judging by the complexion of the emoticon, there’s clearly not oatmeal laughing
                2. Kent0001
                  Kent0001 17 December 2017 20: 44 New
                  +1
                  No oatmeal, Marijuana and Crack, Sir!
                3. volodya
                  volodya 17 December 2017 23: 15 New
                  +7
                  Quote: Lelek
                  Yeah, not even Winnie Churchill. Oatmeal has done its job.

          2. Grandfather
            Grandfather 17 December 2017 17: 08 New
            +1
            Quote: Hoc vince
            What a kingdom, such a minister

            we have no kingdom .. and ministers ....
          3. Baloo
            Baloo 18 December 2017 06: 25 New
            +2
            Quote: Hoc vince
            What a kingdom, such a minister

            You can not worry about Johnson. The place of the clown in Dussel is provided to him.
        2. LSA57
          LSA57 17 December 2017 17: 24 New
          +2
          Quote: 210ox
          .Live in fantastic parallel worlds.

          only sorrow from them is real
      2. hrych
        hrych 17 December 2017 16: 41 New
        +5
        Quote: Hoc vince
        Hillary Clinton also recently stated that she associates herself with the Queen Mother (War of Thrones).

        Drive her naked across Washington and throw shit wassat
        1. Hoc vince
          Hoc vince 17 December 2017 16: 44 New
          +2
          And to entrust is to Kadyrov!
      3. hrych
        hrych 17 December 2017 16: 45 New
        18
        Quote: Hoc vince
        Boris! You're wrong.

      4. Kent0001
        Kent0001 17 December 2017 20: 40 New
        +1
        So onazh, well, that, so that everything can be. And I think that Europe should be compared with the Garden and Gomoriah. And her fate will be the same.
      5. Weyland
        Weyland 17 December 2017 21: 44 New
        0
        This is with whom, with Cersei? It’s scary to think what will happen if her son becomes president ...
      6. AllXVahhaB
        AllXVahhaB 18 December 2017 06: 28 New
        +1
        Quote: Hoc vince
        associates himself with the queen mother (War of Thrones).

        This is 26 years old according to the book. belay
    2. den3080
      den3080 17 December 2017 16: 42 New
      +1
      Yes, Borisko Johnson just wants to be marked in a chocolate stain; he is already bored in England. Everything is sluggish there, sir and sir ... oatmeal in the morning ...
      here poor
      and in Sparta (he heard) it was very good with this blue affair.
      laughing
    3. Chertt
      Chertt 17 December 2017 16: 53 New
      +7
      Zakharova answered Johnson
      Here Maria Vladimirovna has an interesting job. Twitter freaks with IQ toaster
      1. Lelek
        Lelek 17 December 2017 18: 31 New
        +3
        Quote: Chertt
        Here Maria Vladimirovna has an interesting job. Twitter freaks with IQ toaster

        Hi Aleksey. Bravo. good You forgot to mention that “very cool” Boris said this before his cruise to Russia (to Sparta, as he put it). The halfwit, however. yes
        1. Chertt
          Chertt 17 December 2017 18: 43 New
          +3
          Quote: Lelek
          The halfwit, however.

          Hello hi And who of the Western politicians is "dumb" so, you won’t even remember
          1. Lelek
            Lelek 17 December 2017 18: 45 New
            +1
            Quote: Chertt
            And who of the Western politicians is "dumb" so, you won’t even remember


            "There are no others, but those farther." yes
            1. Thrall
              Thrall 18 December 2017 07: 34 New
              0
              Smart will not go to power
    4. Conductor
      Conductor 17 December 2017 17: 36 New
      0
      Or maybe they would have patched him up there, and he would have cleaned the needy.
    5. Kent0001
      Kent0001 17 December 2017 20: 42 New
      +1
      ... shaggy nonsense, smiled. I also remembered Leonov’s phrase from the movie “Autumn Marathon”: “A cocktail for him ... a hairy hippie cocktail”, this is when he and a German drank vodka with rubella and the German later thundered into a sober.)))
  2. Smog
    Smog 17 December 2017 16: 27 New
    +6
    one very beautiful day he, so creative and extraordinary, will see, for example, the island of Lesbos in his country. ”

    Or maybe he already sees the island of Gomos ?????? laughing
    1. Anarchist
      Anarchist 17 December 2017 16: 39 New
      16
      But if their policies do not change, they will end up as the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah!
      1. Smog
        Smog 17 December 2017 17: 09 New
        +5
        Quote: Anarchist
        if their policy does not change

        I think it will not change. How can she change if-
        The rector of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow and LGBT activist Calvin Holdsworth urged Christians to pray for Queen Elizabeth II’s third great grandson, four-year-old Prince George to be homosexual, The Guardian said.

        On June 9 of this year, the Scottish Episcopal Church allowed Christians of the same sex to get married. At the legislative level, same-sex marriages in England and Wales were legalized in 2013, in Scotland in 2014. In the United Kingdom, such unions are not yet permitted only in Northern Ireland - so-called civil partnerships are registered there.
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 17 December 2017 17: 18 New
          +8
          Kostya, tell me: what should a normal person talk with a lumberjack about? Landing in their eyes and sending them to a famous city in Peru is too much honor shaved to react to their stupidity. negative
          1. Smog
            Smog 17 December 2017 17: 23 New
            +4
            Quote: Jedi
            : What should a normal person talk with a lumberjack about?

            So diplomacy, I don’t want to understand it at all .. It’s time to put up a monument to Lavrov during his lifetime.
            Probably never before have Western “diplomats” been so soft to say (I got another blame the day after the moderators, so I’m white and fluffy tapericha ..., yeah, you might think) - they’re not smart ... I’m all thinking which of them " smarter, "this shaggy or cast-iron 404.? What do you think?
            Brother! Your Irina Krivko today is just GOOD.
            Keep it up Syabry !!!!!!
            1. Going
              Going 17 December 2017 17: 33 New
              +6
              And yet he scared out of Great Goodwin.
            2. Jedi
              Jedi 17 December 2017 17: 34 New
              +6
              Quote: Smog
              I’m still thinking which of them is “smarter”, this shaggy or Chugunkin 404.? What do you think?

              Kostya, I think that if both of them knock on the kumpole, the sound will be equally stupid. Where does the puppet brain come from? recourse
              1. Smog
                Smog 17 December 2017 17: 40 New
                +5
                Kuev again has a mess. I wrote that the teddy bear replaced the batteries-



                This music will be eternal. Tram papam taram papam ......
                1. Smog
                  Smog 17 December 2017 17: 43 New
                  +3
                  Live from the Center for Democracy
                2. Jedi
                  Jedi 17 December 2017 17: 45 New
                  +6
                  Quote: Smog
                  Kuev again has a mess. I wrote that the teddy bear replaced the batteries-

                  Again courage svidomity gathered up ...
                  Quote: Smog
                  Brother! Your Irina Krivko today is just GOOD.

                  I have long been waiting for her to "shoot" - I waited! It’s not a sin and a little flask to ease on this occasion. wink drinks
                  1. Smog
                    Smog 17 December 2017 17: 50 New
                    +2
                    Quote: Jedi
                    It’s not a sin and a little flask to ease on this occasion.

                    Holy work .... !!!!! drinks drinks drinks
                    And ours, zilch ........ what
      2. Pirogov
        Pirogov 17 December 2017 17: 36 New
        +2
        Quote: Anarchist
        But if their policies do not change, they will end up as the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah!

        They deserved the bastards for a long time.
    2. Conductor
      Conductor 17 December 2017 17: 38 New
      +1
      He will see the LGBT archipelago. But there will already be refugees from Somalia and Sudan.
  3. Firework
    Firework 17 December 2017 16: 28 New
    +7
    it is an honor for Russia that it is compared with the bold Sparta, and not the cowardly France that blew the Germans in a month. in 1940 there was no defense of Paris, the brave French fled to wherever! and remember Stalingrad, there the Nazis were given a light, the Russians are not gentle Europeans
    1. Hoc vince
      Hoc vince 17 December 2017 16: 39 New
      +4
      We must learn history.
      The Spartans started the war, “out of fear of the growing power of the Athenians, who already then ... subjugated most of Hellas” (c).
      As a result, Athens suffered a crushing defeat, after which they did not recover.
  4. Sergey53
    Sergey53 17 December 2017 16: 29 New
    +1
    Trump and Johnson as two twin brothers, both externally and by deeds.
    1. Lexus
      Lexus 17 December 2017 17: 12 New
      +4
      Sergey53 Today, 16:29 New
      Trump and Johnson as two twin brothers, both externally and by deeds.

      As if from one of the "lagoon" swam ... blue)))


  5. Tusv
    Tusv 17 December 2017 16: 43 New
    +1
    One of the recipes to keep your smile snow-white. Do not pop into Russia negative
  6. Kerensky
    Kerensky 17 December 2017 16: 48 New
    +2
    Ugh! Kindergarten! Okay, these, where are we ?!
    By the way: "those" returned flags to us from our "property of ownership"? AND?! Everything stalled or I overslept ...
    One Russia compares with Sparta. Another Lesbos island threatens them for this ... But the guys are at work. Less words - get your Pokemon !!!
  7. Sergey-8848
    Sergey-8848 17 December 2017 16: 50 New
    0
    Maria Zakharova (beauty), when she comes to taste, she will cut off anyone, shave and comb her hair! (All these cosmetic procedures are clearly necessary for such a bird with a beak, as Boris Johnson did not dream at night).
    Here he comes to us and climbs to climb, before that, in his Foreign Office with homosexuals, he had plenty of fun to gather. What to do with it on etiquette?
  8. solzh
    solzh 17 December 2017 16: 59 New
    +4
    Looking at Boris Johnson, you begin to believe in Darwin's theory.
    1. Lexus
      Lexus 17 December 2017 17: 16 New
      +3
      solzh Today, 16:59 a New
      Looking at Boris Johnson, you begin to believe in Darwin's theory.

      In the opposite direction of the theory ... or the back or something)
    2. DEDPIHTO
      DEDPIHTO 17 December 2017 20: 37 New
      0
      It could never have occurred to Darwin that some two-legged would use this hole for other purposes .. ,, evolves ,, boriska laughing
  9. iouris
    iouris 17 December 2017 17: 12 New
    0
    Commenting on eccentric Boris Jones means being even more eccentric. The Russian Federation cannot afford to have more than one eccentric commentator: the budget is not the same.
  10. Dart2027
    Dart2027 17 December 2017 17: 17 New
    +1
    Actually, in democratic Athens there were citizens and non-citizens, as well as slaves, not to mention the fact that they themselves were willingly waging war of conquest.
    As for Sparta, the stories that they were engaged in the annual killings of Helot slaves look rather doubtful, given the fact that during the GPV the same Helots constituted a significant part of the Spartan army.
  11. Makarov
    Makarov 17 December 2017 17: 27 New
    +1
    I think it’s impossible to imagine anything more oligarchic than Great Britain

    from what is impossible, but the USA? =)
  12. samarin1969
    samarin1969 17 December 2017 17: 29 New
    +3
    This flattering compliment did not deserve either "RF" or Mr. Zakharov. They say more than they do.
  13. Roma
    Roma 1977 17 December 2017 17: 52 New
    +1
    It is always interesting for us, slaves, to observe the graceful verbal dive between the gentlemen. The main thing is to hide your forelock away.
  14. Fedorov
    Fedorov 17 December 2017 18: 07 New
    +3
    Baba at the post, still remains a Woman ..
  15. 1536
    1536 17 December 2017 18: 19 New
    +2
    A rhetorical question: why should this “historian of antiquities” be accepted in Russia? Isn’t it easier to declare him a handshake, and after mentioning the Foreign Office (Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British Foreign Ministry) to write - "banned in the Russian Federation"? And while in the cardboard kingdom they do not exchange this clown for an adequate person, there will be no business at all with this so-called country.
  16. Terenin
    Terenin 17 December 2017 19: 06 New
    +4
    They are all there, in England, "seven spans in the forehead," fellow while they sit behind the anti-tank moat (English Channel). tongue
  17. Gardamir
    Gardamir 17 December 2017 19: 41 New
    +1
    dance Masha!
  18. Weyland
    Weyland 17 December 2017 22: 11 New
    0
    But an excellent comparison, if anyone knows the background and history of the Peloponnesian war. Former allies in the war against the Persians (only here just Sparta acted as the United States, sending as many as 300 of its citizens to help the ally), quarreling almost immediately after the victory - and much more is similar: here is the expansion of Athens, who led the local NATO and also twisted their hands to the allies, and an attempt to gain a foothold in Sparta’s “soft underbelly” (on the Isthmus of Corinth), as the United States is now, and the policy of economic sanctions, and the dominance of Athens at sea ... The main thing is that mattresses should remember how that war ended!
  19. LeonidL
    LeonidL 18 December 2017 02: 41 New
    0
    Boriska may have read a clever book about the war between Athens and Sparta, but he did not understand anything and did not draw conclusions. In that war, Sparta defeated Athens. So the example is, to put it mildly, very dubious. But the main thing is that the Englishwoman always spoils Russia - purposefully and constantly. But Russia just shows amazing patience and prudence.
  20. M. Michelson
    M. Michelson 18 December 2017 07: 49 New
    0
    It is strange why this Johnson compared Russia with Sparta, and not with Persia? Indeed, in traditional European historiography, Sparta is a heroic concept, and Persia is a humiliating concept.
  21. chidoryan
    chidoryan 18 December 2017 11: 45 New
    0
    "I think it’s impossible to imagine anything more oligarchic than Great Britain,"
    In general, this madame with a face battered by alcohol is difficult to imagine a more oligarchic country, but I will tell you - Russia. Not even an oligarchic, but a feudal oligarchic. Authorities openly spit on laws. Those in power can do everything - buy gilded caviar for half a million, their children can be knocked down by drunk people at crossings, and so on. They are impartial and wealthy. And we are slaves. Madam Zakharova, stop drinking vodka.
    As for Sparta, the British parasite obviously screwed up - about the Sparta-fascist military camp this is a myth for the most part. Sparta was no less democratic than Athens, only in its own way and with a bias towards militarism. The gentleman apparently also wipes the damsel in expensive pubs, but one should read more and better pick up analogies.
  22. Stepan Kudinov
    Stepan Kudinov 18 December 2017 12: 00 New
    0
    The subject of a criminally-positive nation: judges everything by itself.