Heirs of the United States in world leadership could be Russia, India and China. So, the General Director of the Institute of regional problems Dmitry Zhuravlev in an interview with "Evening Moscow" has commented on the statement of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Earlier, Merkel said that European countries must seriously reflect on the new reality where the United States may not seek to be a world leader.
Private structures in Russia are not comparable to government resources, and therefore the richest businessmen there is no point in even trying to influence policy, so their oligarchs can not be considered, said RIA Novosti Director General of the Institute of regional problems Dmitry Zhuravlev.
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday that in Russia there are no oligarchs. He defined them as businesses that have political aspirations and a desire to use their money to influence policy.