(There’s nothing wrong with a military bloc that has 30 members and 40 partners on six continents; nothing wrong with one that has waged unprovoked war on three continents; that collectively spends over $1 trillion a year on military outlays; that has recruited every nation on the European continent except Russia as members and partners; that has deployed troops, armor, artillery, missiles, bases, warplanes and warships along Russia’s western border from the Arctic to the Caucasus; that declares itself a nuclear alliance, that….And to think there are people foolish enough to criticize it.)

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Russia’s relations with Turkey seen as example of constructive ties with NATO — Peskov
The Kremlin spokesman expressed the hope that the situation in Russia’s relations with NATO nations is not that bad

Relations between Russia and Turkey are an example of how constructive ties with NATO countries can be built, Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday.

“Indeed, Turkey is a NATO nation but, concurrently, our relations with Turkey are an example showing that partner relations can and must be built even with NATO countries, in the person of Turkey,” he said in an interview with the Moscow.Kremlin.Putin program on the Rossiya-1 television channel.

The Kremlin spokesman expressed the hope that the situation in Russia’s relations with NATO nations “is not that bad”….That is why, in his words, relations with Turkey are very important in this context.

These relations are rather stabilizing for our region….”