Leonid Slutsky, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs:
“What happened in Washington was the result of the split of American society in two. The riots on Capitol Hill, which interrupted the official approval of electoral votes in Congress, certainly cast a shadow over the entire process of democratic transition. Certainly, the United States can no longer impose electoral standards on other countries and claim to be the world “lamp of democracy.”
The boomerang of “color revolutions”, as we can see, is returning to the United States. All this threatens to turn into a crisis of the American system of power in the new century. And I very much hope that this time the Russian factor will be excluded from the internal political struggle and no one will think of suddenly looking for a “Russian trace” or accusing him of “very likely interference”.