Mogherini: Russia hardly can be called a superpower

The Russian Federation can hardly be called a superpower today due to its economic situation, as stated by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Jordan, CNBC reports.

"If we look at the state of the Russian economy today, it can hardly be called a superpower," Mogherini said. She also added that today the GDP per capita in Russia is lower than in most of the individual countries of the European Union.

"Russia invests a lot when it comes to defense and military measures, but not when it comes to economic power," Mogherini added.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the USA the only superpower.

"America is a great power. Probably, the only superpower today. We accept it. We want and are ready to work with the United States," Putin said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum about a year ago.

  Mogherini, Russia, Russian Economy