- President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation spoke
of a new concept of politics, based not upon fear but upon the political
will of peoples.
- Responding to Washington's unilateral bid to downsize
its nuclear arsenal by two thirds, President Putin declared that Moscow
would do the same, over three phases, until a minimum number necessary
for national security was reached. This should be around 2,000 nuclear
warheads each, creating a strategic balance.
- He declared that "Our countries have stopped hating
each other, which allows both of us to get rid of what was a terror for
the world, namely nuclear arsenals and other weapons of mass destruction".
- Regarding the new world order, the Russian president
stated that "We do not need to frighten each other any more to reach
agreements. It is not piles of scrap that create security. Security is
created by the political will of peoples, States and their leaders."
- The new world order, based very firmly on the Moscow-London-Washington
axis, is cemented on mutual trust, collaboration and friendship, instead
of the suspicion, hatred and deceit apparent during the Cold War years.