Andrei Kozyrev: You Can't Expect Angels To Appear Overnight

Russian Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev talks about Zhirinovsky, North Korea and his country's problematic relationship with Washington

The man walking the tightrope between the demands of Russia's ultranationalists and the desire to bring the country into a closer partnership with the West is Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev, 43. In an interview with editorial director Henry Muller, managing editor James Gaines and International managing editor Karsten Prager last week, he spoke about some of his concerns.

TIME: What do you expect to accomplish at this week's G-7 summit in Naples?

Kozyrev: This is an important, even decisive meeting, since we expect the G-7 to become the G-8 ((with Russia's inclusion)). There should be important discussions on world politics --...

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