Russia has become an equal partner of China and the US, said the Czech President

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman. Archival photoRussia has become an equal partner of China and the US, said the Czech President© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

The development of Russia after the difficult 1990s years have allowed her to become the equal partner of China and the United States, said on Thursday the Czech President Milos Zeman, who is preparing for the visit to Moscow.

Earlier, a source in the office of the President of the Czech Republic told RIA Novosti that the meeting at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin will visit Russia on an official visit from 20 to 24 November. The Russian leader will take the Czech colleague on 21 November in Sochi, the next day in Moscow will host a meeting of Zeman, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and held a forum with participation of Russian and Czech entrepreneurs. In addition, Zeman will visit on November 23 Yekaterinburg, where there will be another Russian-Czech business forum.

«In the early 1990-ies (in the former USSR), a situation of collapse. I don’t want to ascribe blame to Boris Yeltsin or someone else. There was a meeting in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, where, after the alcoholic get-togethers all its members decided that (in place of the USSR) will occur independent of the state,» said Zeman, speaking on TV Barrandov.

After that, according to the Czech President, began to develop the second phase of the decay, namely the Declaration of independence of some regions of Russia. «To prevent this, not to bring the case before the disintegration, every country, not excluding Russia needs a strong personality at the helm. Well, since Russia is such a strong personality found, then gradually began to rise, and now Russia plays an equal role as a partner of China and the United States,» said Zeman.

«As for Europe, as a partner, there are still a topical question (US Secretary of state Henry) Kissinger: «And what phone number of Europe?» Because in the EU there is still no bright underline bright person,» he added.