Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's Remarks On Multipolar & Polycentric World

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's Remarks On Multipolar & Polycentric World

Maria Zakharova

2004: “Russia believes that the future world order must be based on collective mechanisms to solve global problems. This is what it must be regardless of whether we call it a multipolar system or something else”.


2005: “... a multipolar world that we want to see. These aspects of a multipolarity – culture, science, and education – are some of the more important ones”.


2006: “We all want to strengthen the role of the UN, and multipolarity, multilateralism in international relations.”


2007: “The multipolar world does not carry any charge of confrontation. It is just that objectively new centres of power are emerging...”.


2008: “Welcome the role of Latin America in the context of objectively emerging multipolarity in the world.” 


2009: “Emerging multipolarity has a positive impact on international relations.”


2010: “The world is becoming multipolar, and this new reality is being established with the direct participation of Russia, India, and China.”


2011: “Participation in BRICS is designed to help create a more favourable foreign environment to strengthen Russia’s foreign policy positions in the emerging multipolar world.”


2012: “... foreign policy, which would create favourable external conditions for the country to develop and provide its rightful place in the emerging multipolar international architecture.”


2013: “The activity of Russian diplomacy is directed toward making a positive influence on global processes in the interests of the formation of a stable, – ideally self-regulating – polycentric system of international relations".


2014: “The future of the world can only be multipolar. Otherwise the world system will not be sustainable.”


2015: "Today his (Yevgeny Primakov’s) fundamental conclusion, that there is no alternative to multipolarity, is making headway and is already perceived as objective reality by all those who are sincerely interested in stability and sustainability in the world.”


2016: “Even if the idea of a multipolar world does win universal support, its implementation will not be easy.”


2017: “In fact, multipolarity is the embodiment of the cultural and civilizational diversity of the modern world."


2018: “Multipolarity is gradually gaining ground, not because someone has put forward a concept, but because someone has grasped objective processes that cannot be stopped.”


2019: “A multipolar world has become an objective reality that is taking shape right before our very own eyes.”


2020: “In a year that marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations, efforts should be stepped up in favour of strengthening the UN-centric architecture, which is the foundation of a more just and democratic multipolar world order.”


2021: “Many argue about what this multipolarity will entail, saying it may be tantamount to chaos. It is in our interests to prevent it from turning into chaos and instead encourage a balance of approaches.”


2022: “There is no doubt that the world will be multipolar.”