Russia the Eternal Enemy Quotations

Russia wants everything: special recognition as a great power; aid from the West; free access to the world’s markets; a veto over the expansion of NATO; and the right to do what it pleases in its own backyard. Eventually the West will have to tell Russia, forcibly, that it cannot have everything. The tantrum that will follow will be much worse than the one over Bosnia.

The Economist, 16 April 1994