Putin: I’m ‘grateful’ to Romney for proving me right about missile defense

Putin said yesterday that Romney’s latest comments about Russia as the US’s ‘geopolitical foe’ validate the Kremlin’s resistance to American plans for a missile defense system in Europe.
By Fred Weir
The Christian Science Monitor
posted September 12, 2012 at 9:12 am EDT


President Vladimir Putin has lashed back at Mitt Romney’s repetitious portrayal of Russia as the US’s "geopolitical foe," saying he’s grateful to the Republican contender for making it clear that Moscow would be unwise to trust any future verbal commitments made by any US leader.

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Strasbourg appeal on the case of Beslan weighs 43 kilograms

Victims of terrorist acts to seek the truth in 127 Russian courts.
novayagazeta.ru | 08/31/2012

In late September 2004, "Novaya Gazeta" has opened a news bureau in Beslan. Two years, passing as the baton, the keys to a rented one-room apartment, a journalist Beslan were chronicled. So we break the information blockade state. Barely four months after the attack. In the New Year, the last in 2004 issue of "New" – a terrible report of Anna Politkovskaya. In his New Year address by President Putin Beslan – words.

– But we know what will happen after the Beslan – said Politkovskaya.

We sat in the kitchen of our bureau. And she began to talk about the "Nord-Ost". Or rather, that was after.

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Palestine, Afghanistan are main sources of anti-Americanism in Arab world – Russian expert on Islam

Moscow, September 13, 2012 – Interfax – An outbreak of anti-American feelings in North Africa and the Middle East, manifested with the killing of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, will not develop into a war of the Islamic world against the West but it shows that the U.S. has not carried till the end the Arab Spring project, Director of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Oriental Studies Vyacheslav Naumkin told Interfax on Thursday.

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Domodedovo Airport terrorist act suspect makes partial confession

KRASNOGORSK, Moscow region, September 11, 2012 (Itar-Tass) —— The Moscow Regional Court has started hearing merits of the Domodedovo Airport terrorist act case. A suicide bomber blasted himself at the airport terminal on January 24, 2011, killing 37 people and wounding 172.

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Court turns down petition for open trial of Domodedovo bombing case

ITAR-TASS | 11/09/2012

MOSCOW, September 11 (Itar-Tass) — The Moscow regional court which is reviewing the Domodedovo airport bombing case, has turned down the petition for open trial. The case is heard behind closed doors as it contains materials marked "confidential."

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Putin welcomes idea to re-create military-historical society in Russia

ITAR-TASS | 12/09/2012

RASNODAR, southern Russia, September 12 (Itar-Tass) — Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomes the idea of re-creating a Military-Historical Society in Russia.

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Russians Say Anti-U.S. Attack in Libya Vindicates Their Position

NYT | September 12, 2012

MOSCOW — Upon learning of the violent death of the United States ambassador to Libya on Wednesday, many Russians responded with variations on “I told you so.”

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