The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, decided to quote the classics at Thursday’s press briefing, answering the question about Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan's statement: "The CSTO is leaving Armenia willingly or unwillingly, and that worries us."
"When I saw these words, let me remind that Nikol Pashinyan had said that there was a fear that the CSTO would leave Armenia, I remembered two quotes from the classics. Do you remember Bulgakov's ‘Who stood on whom? [i.e., Mikhail Bulgakov’s "Heart of a Dog"], and the second one from Stanislavsky: ‘Love art in yourself, and not yourself in art.’ That is why I immediately thought: I will leave this part of the question to your discretion. You try to understand what it is about," said Zakharova.