As a result of Yalta and Potsdam, there came into existence a world based upon the opposition of two power blocs, the Soviet and the Western. They were the guarantors of stability on the planet. Countries that joined either bloc could feel safe under this “broad umbrella” because each bloc had the opportunity to compel its opponent to abide by signed agreements.
The bipolar world lasted right up until the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, after which global security was shattered. In today’s unipolar world, no nation can feel safe. As the sole hyperpower, the U.S. is able, at its discretion, to deprive the sovereignty of any nation that disagrees with its position. After Russia absolved itself of responsibility for the countries that were part of the Soviet bloc, left them to the mercy of fate, and very nearly joined the Western camp itself, our erstwhile allies wound up under attack. We remember the fate of Yugoslavia. And then, as they say, the U.S. went all out — Iraq, Libya, Syria….
Of course, it’s hardly possible to restore the bipolar world now. In the first place, Russia isn’t powerful enough for it, and in the second place, there’s no project it could offer other nations as an alternative to the Western bloc. But events of late have shown that we aren’t going to look on submissively anymore, either, while the West dances on the ruins of the bipolar world. Rather, we will propose and promote an alternative in the form of a more equitable, multipolar world.