Rising political star in Russia stresses need to solve Middle East crisis
Dmitry Rogozin, a rising political star in Russia and the leader of the Homeland (Rodina) party, has told Albawaba reporter in Moscow that he sees a "huge importance" in promoting the peace process in the Middle East. Following an impressive power demonstration at Saturday's 5th Party Congress, the socialist-patriotic leader stressed that the suffering of the Palestinian and the Israeli peoples would continue unless a real settlement is achieved.
According to Rogozin, who presented during the Congress a comprehensive economic plan, noted that a solution for the Middle East crisis will bring economic benefits to the Palestinian citizens, "who most of them live in poverty and in inhuman conditions."
On a broader level, Rogozin called to hold an "anti-criminal and anti-corruptionist revolution" in Russia. "We certainly know what we want - we want to kill the dragon….the dragon is the three-headed oligarchy, whose heads are crime, the mineral production business, and the corrupt bureaucracy. Can the incumbent government kill this dragon? No, it can't because it is its tail," Rogozin stressed.
The energetic opposition politician added that his party attaches great deal of importance to promote relations with the Arab World as well with other countries. According to him, Russia and the Arab nations maintain a wide range of political, economic and business interests. "When we will come to power, our relations with the Arab World will make one step further. This of course will include the expansion of cooperation in vital fields and especially in the energy sector"
The growing popularity of Rodina was best reflected in the Congress by the impressive and significant number of participants from Russia, but also from the Western countries. In addition to ex-German chancellor, Helmut Schmidt, 86, who was the key speaker, the event was held in the presence of a number of local and international VIPs and dignitaries.
Among them were deputies from the National Assembly and Senate of France, Konovaluk Valeriy Ilyich, the Leader of the Party “Labor Ukraine"; Sayms Dmitriy, President of the Nixon’s Center; Kamov Nikolay, Chairman of the political movement “Social Democrats of Bulgaria”; Mr. Kimmo Kilyunen, Deputy of the Parliament of Finland, member of the faction of the Social Democratic Party of Finland.