Politics of Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday submitted a package of constitutional amendments to parliament less than a week after announcing a surprise plan to reform the political system.
The bill, which can be found on the website of the lower house State Duma's website, proposes changes, including the transfer of some power outside the presidency.
Russian delegation should have attended the UN General Assembly in New York.
Lavrov said that Russia should not put up with such insolence.
"We have already got used to the United States' lack of manners, we will respond accordingly," the first man of Russian diplomacy noted.
Lavrov explained that Moscow would find a way to respond adequately, Sputnik reported.
Namely, Russian Foreign Affairs Minister wrote in an article published in a Russian magazine "Russia in global policy" that liberalism which the West pretends to defend, focuses on the individuals and their rights and freedoms.
Foreign ministers from the eight Arctic council countries, including Russia and the United States, ended today's meeting in northern Finland without accepting a joint declaration, BTA reported.
"This is an organization where all decisions are based on consensus, decisions must be unanimous," Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini, who chaired the meeting, told reporters.
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar (L) met his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu in Ankara on Feb. 11.