According to NM, Vladimir Solovyov stated that Russia should annex Portugal, even going so far as to say that "Lisbon was never Russian" and that "that's why it should be".

"The Portuguese would live just fine as part of the Russian empire", asserted the Russian propagandist.

“But why do we need Lisbon?", asks one of the other participants in the program. "We don't need it, but I like Lisbon", replied Vladimir Solovyov.