At an August 15, 2023 speech at the 2023 Moscow Conference on International Security (MCIS), Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service Director Sergey Naryshkin said that mankind was created in God's image, but that the West aims to replace God with "transgenders" and "biomechanoids." Criticizing senior EU diplomat Josep Borrell, Naryshkin said that Europe is "unpleasant" and "scary" for people who are "spiritually and physically" healthy because "perversions of all kinds have multiplied there."
Sergey Naryshkin: "Man was created in God's image and after His likeness. Meanwhile, Westerners are striving to replace him with all kinds of transgenders and biomechanoids. The colleagues have already mentioned today the odious phrase said by the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, who compared Europe to a flourishing garden, and the rest of the world to a jungle.
"So, I would like to open the leading European diplomat's eyes to the fact that a spiritually and physically healthy person actually finds it unpleasant – and sometimes even scary – to come to Europe, since so many perversions of all sorts have multiplied there."