West's '500-year dominance' ending - Lavrov --The formation of a multipolar world is the objective course of history, the Russian foreign minister said | 11 Dec 2023 | The 500-year-long dominance of the West is coming to an end, being replaced by "a new polycentric world," Russia's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, said Sunday in a video address to the Doha Forum. The minister expressed regret that certain "circumstances" prevented him from coming to the Qatari capital in person and hearing the discussions at the annual high-profile event."But I assume that you were discussing the multipolar world, which is emerging after 500 years of domination of what we call the 'collective West,'" Lavrov said.

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