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Putin to NATO: Yankees, Please Stay in Afghanistan

Posted April 14th, 2012 at 7:29 am (UTC+0)
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God bless the American soldiers in Afghanistan. This message of good cheer came from an unexpected corner this week: Russia Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin, addressing the entire Duma in Moscow. First, he set the deputies up by denouncing NATO as “a relic of the Cold War.” Applause, applause. Then, before the clapping could fade, he […]

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