Acting Director of the Institute of the Far East of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexey Maslov compared Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Earlier, Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev compared the visit of the speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan with a trip Victoria Nuland on the Maidan in 2014. Maslov said he could only draw parallels to Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan with the Cuban Missile Crisis, which almost ended in a nuclear war.

According to Maslov, now the main thing is that the President of the United States Joe Biden and the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping had enough sanity not to bring down the entire world system in order to control the region. In an interview with, the expert noted that during the Caribbean crisis, the world was saved from a nuclear war by a telephone conversation between Kennedy and Khrushchev, after which the USSR removed the missiles from Cuba.