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Thu Dec 20, 2012, 05:20 AM

Russia wants union with its former territories

Source: Agence France-Presse

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by
AFP

Russia wants union with its former territories

‘There is an attempt to re-Sovietise the region’

Russia sought yesterday to expand its influence over former territories during integration talks that Washington has cast as a bid to “re-Sovietise” the region.

President Vladimir Putin met separately with the leaders of Belarus and Armenia before engaging the head of resource-rich Kazakhstan about ways to more closely bind the neighbours’ economies.

He also attended a collective security meeting that resolved to create a Moscow-led air defence unit that would focus its activities on the regions surrounding war-torn Afghanistan.

Western attempts “to force other nations to accept their own standards can lead to the most serious circumstances,” Putin said in a trademark swipe at the United States.


Read more: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20121220/world/Russia-wants-union-with-its-former-territories.450258

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Judi Lynn Dec 2012 OP
Fearless Dec 2012 #1
JustABozoOnThisBus Dec 2012 #2
SemperEadem Dec 2012 #3
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 06:11 AM

1. Umm... riiiiight...

I'm sure that's just what they want too!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 07:09 AM

2. I'm sure the leadership of Belarus and Armenia can be bought

These are two countries that could use an economic injection from anywhere, including Russia.

And their leaders are not immune to a little old-fashioned corruption.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:14 AM

3. yeah, because you all know well how that Afghanistan thing worked so well for you

shut up, putin.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 08:49 AM

4. Muscovites.

It was bound to happen.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 20, 2012, 09:26 AM

5. Hmmmm .... wonder why RT isn't covering this?????

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