Vsevolod Chaplin, the head of the Department of Russian Orthodox Church responsible for social relations said Western sanctions against Russia "is not a bad thing."
The punitive sanctions against the country can accelerate the project to build a new socio-political system in Russia, which is based on Russian tradition.
In an interview with the Russian news agency Wednesday night, Chaplin remarked that sanctions create a unique opportunity to the country to rethink the raw material export-based Russian economy and invest more money in science and advanced technologies.
Later on, the new Russian model could provide an opportunity to the country to influence not only internal affairs but to help creating a new world order based on the indigenous Russian model, which could be an alternative to countries dissatisfied with the western profit based system. For example, on the basis of the Russian model a much fairer banking system could be developed similar to what the Muslims have.