In Tehran we appreciate the work RIA Novosti does. We appreciate it so much that I think RIA deserves to be a part of Omar Khayyam's rubaiyat:
One thing is certain, that Life flies;
One thing is certain, and the Rest is Lies; The Flower that once has blown for ever dies.
But RIA shows eternal life,
It is the fact that never dies.
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The British experience can be instructive for Russia. London retains its British Commonwealth if it wants to use this as a foundation for integration in the future. That’s a valuable lesson for Russian experts who are calling for an end to “ineffective” associations like the CIS, the Russian World and others.