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Washington – Kremlin: Why Be Nice?

Posted February 4th, 2013 at 8:35 am (UTC+0)
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At a round table discussion in Moscow the other evening, two of my American reporter colleagues argued that the United States needs Russia more than Russia needs United States. At the risk of sounding rude, I am afraid my friends may be suffering from a mild case of…err…localitis. Here is a reality check: — Population: […]

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