In a sharp rebuke, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has criticized the United States for having “further destabilized” the world. In a veiled criticism of Trump, Lavrov condemned US’ response with regards to Iran’s nuclear deal and actions from Pyongyang. Russian Federation is the successor state to the Soviet Union. Before its dissolution, Soviet Union and the US were the key factions in world politics. They were briefly allies during the World War II but by the end of the war, they had become hostile. Brewing mistrust was one of the main reasons for the Cold War..