Friday, February 17, 2012

In Russia, Putin allies sharpen anti-American attacks ahead of elections

MOSCOW — A nasty spate of anti-Americanism set off by Vladimir V. Putin has grown into waves of attacks aimed at the new American ambassador and Russian opposition leaders, raising questions about the future of U.S.-Russian relations.

The attacks started just before the December parliamentary elections and have intensified as the March 4 presidential vote approaches. Although widely viewed as aimed primarily at a domestic audience, they have grown shriller and more aggressive, provoking debate about whether Russia is deliberately giving a cold shoulder to President Obama’s effort to promote more productive relations.
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Anonymous said...

This guy has got to be one of the creepiest "national leader" there is. He should just hang a neon sign around his neck that says "DO NOT TRUST ME." What is it about the Russian psyche that makes him popular?


William Tighe said...

You mean, he's just like Obama?

The Anti-Gnostic said...

Putin is popular with most Russians because he is a Russian nationalist, unlike our politicians who are Israeli or 'globalist' nationalists.