"Democracy as a panacea does not work", said the politician. Especially in countries that do not belong to the Western world, he added.
Pushkov underlined the fact that Mohamed Morsi was elected president of Egypt only about a year ago.
"In a democratic society things like that do not happen. Namely that in one year the mood of the electorate changed so radically. Morsi did not do anything to cause such changes," said Pushkov.
In his view, this shows that in Egypt, the people's will was conditional and relative and that this is a bad signal for the whole region.
Voice of Russia, Interfax