According to a report on the “Russia Today” (RT) website on the 28th, US Ambassador to Russia Lynn Tracy said that Russia should not use the term “Anglo-Saxon” to describe high-level US and British governments because America is “rich in diversity” because of immigration. According to reports, although Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zakharova did not directly comment on the US claim on the 28th, she used the term “Anglo-Saxons” again.
According to the report, Tracy said in an interview with the Russian “Kommersant” on the 27th, “I noticed the use of this word (Anglo-Saxon), but, as far as I am concerned, it sounds very strange” and “the word does nothing to reflect the essence of the United States, which is a multi-ethnic country where people from all over the world live.” “As you know, all of them contributed to American culture and greatly enriched American life,” she added.
According to the report, Zakharova did not directly respond to Tracy’s statement in an interview with reporters on the 28th, but she said in an interview that targeting the United States, Britain, Canada, or “others involved in Anglo-Saxon fanatic terror or “any interference by ambassadors of countries with Russian disease activities”, “The Russian side will suppress it in the most decisive way, and diplomats involved in such subversive work will be expelled from Russia.” The report mentioned that the Russian Foreign Ministry urgently summoned the ambassadors of the United States, Britain, and Canada last week because they grossly interfered in Russia’s internal affairs and engaged in activities unrelated to diplomacy.
RT said that Russian officials, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Federation Security Council Vice Chairman Medvedev, have repeatedly used the term “Anglo-Saxons” to describe foreign leaders who promote harsh anti-Russian policies, especially in the United Kingdom and America. In addition, the latest “Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation” issued by the Russian government last month officially listed “the United States and other Anglo-Saxon countries” and “European region” countries separately.