Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answer to a media question for Saturday News with Sergey Brilev on Rossiya 1 Television Channel, San Marino, March 23, 2019
Question: San Marino is not an EU member, but it is a European country. The motto over its gate is Libertas, which shows that they are different. Is it the air?
Sergey Lavrov: You have a special feeling here, a feeling that it is a small nation with a rich history, which the people honour alongside their traditions and roots. They are independent people. We respect their decision not to join the sanctions and that they take an independent stand on many other subjects. There are few countries like this one.