Putin sets stage for return as Russian president | Reuters
President Barack Obama declared Thursday that he and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev have "succeeded in resetting" the relationship. Over the course of these relationships, however, each president admitted political differences. Here's a list of quotes that encapsulate their. Over the four years of his premiership and tandem power-sharing relationship with Dmitry Medvedev, Putin deliberately avoided meetings with Obama (and.
Our gold and currency reserve figures are well known: Russia's stock market capitalisation showed immense growth last year and increased by more than 50 percent.
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This is one of the best results in the world, perhaps even the best. Our economy was near the bottom of the list of world economies in terms of size but today it has climbed to ninth place and in some areas has even overtaken some of the other G8 countries' economies.
This means that today we are able to tackle social problems.
Real incomes are growing by around 12 percent a year. Real income growth over the first four months of this year came to just over 18 percent, while wages rose by percent. Looking at the problems we have yet to resolve, one of the biggest is the huge income gap between the people at the top and the bottom of the scale. Combating poverty is obviously one of our top priorities in the immediate term and we still have to do a lot to improve our pension system too because the correlation between pensions and the average wage is still lower here than in Europe.
The gap between incomes at the top and bottom end of the scale is still high here — a This is less than in the United States today they have a figure of But this remains a big gap for us and fighting poverty is one of our biggest priorities. When asked in June at the interview with G8 journalists about main achievements of his presidency. Comrade wolf knows who to eat.
Putin sets stage for return as Russian president
He eats without listening to anybody and it seems he is not ever going to listen. You must obey the law, always, not only when they grab you by your special place. It is clear that we have to pay more, it is the simple option, not always affordable, "but simple," said in actual recording but the ways to solve the problem are many. On human capital flight, in address to Committee for Education, Science and Technology 26 October The democratic choice Russian people made in the early 90's is final.
Interview in Brazil for space talks, 22 November First and foremost it is worth acknowledging that the demise of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.
Obama praises Russia's Putin before beluga breakfast
He raped 10 women. I never expected it from him. He surprised all of us. We all envy him.
Obama praises Russia's Putin before beluga breakfast | Reuters
People are always teaching us democracy but the people who teach us democracy don't want to learn it themselves. There is no one to talk to since Mahatma Gandhi died. Do you consider yourself such? In response to Hillary Clinton 's comment that Putin has 'no soul'.
I am happy with the results. I want Saakashvili's head. I learned about it the following morning. I spoke to Bush. He said 'No one wants war. I can't tell you in detail the content of the conversation, but I had the feeling that his administration wouldn't do anything about stopping the conflict, It's a court which makes a king. Maybe the court thought the king shouldn't intervene. September  In order to preserve a balance, while we aren't planning to build a missile defence of our own, as it's very expensive and its efficiency is not quite clear yet, we have to develop offensive strike systems.
Putin said that arms control talks between Moscow and Washington were proceeding in a positive way.
December  I am personally acquainted with Mr Gates, I have met him on several occasions. I think he is a very nice man and not a bad specialist.
If he also happens to be America's leading expert on democracy, I congratulate you.
On Robert Gates in interview with Larry King. February  He is profoundly wrong. Our country is run by the people of the Russian Federation through legitimately elected bodies of power and administration: February  "All the world saw him being killed, all bloodied.
Is 'Personal Chemistry' At Work Between Obama And Medvedev?
And who did it? Drones, including American ones, delivered a strike on his motorcade. Then commandos, who were not supposed to be there, brought in so-called opposition and militants. And killed him without trial. During the detente period in the s, Richard Nixon got into Leonid Brezhnev's good graces when he gave the car-crazy Soviet leader a Lincoln Continental as a gift. During perestroika, George H.
Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev enjoyed excellent personal rapport that made the end of the Cold War a relatively smooth affair. Boris Yeltsin repeatedly addressed Bill Clinton as "my friend Bill. Naval War College in Rhode Island and editor of the blog "The Washington Realist," says the reason personal relationships loom so large in Russian-American relations is that institutional ties between the two countries are historically weak.
You don't have a particularly strong economic relationship. You certainly don't have good feelings toward either country in both legislatures. It's easier in both countries to be anti-American or anti-Russian than it is to be speaking out in favor of a stronger relationship.
Often -- as with Nixon and Brezhnev as well as with Clinton and Yeltsin -- the results are mixed. And sometimes, as with George W.
Bush and Putin, personal chemistry between leaders goes hand-in-hand with a deteriorating bilateral relationship. The personal relations were absolutely normal and even warm until the end. And relations between the two states got worse and worse. And America completely stopped trusting Putin.
Now, there is an understanding that each side can trust the other side's promises. The day after Obama's election in Novemberas other world leaders were congratulating him on his victory, Medvedev instead delivered a broadside, threatening to deploy short-range missiles aimed at Europe in Russia's western exclave of Kaliningrad.
But chemistry between the two developed quickly after they met for the first time at the G summit in London in April and during Obama's visit to Moscow in July. In strife-torn Kyrgyzstan, where Russian and the United States both have military bases and compete for political influence, Obama and Medvedev cooperated to secure an agreement for deposed President Kurmanbek Bakiev to leave the country.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe OSCE called the move "an important step toward the stabilization of the situation" and "the prevention of a civil war in Kyrgyzstan. Russia is allowing NATO to transport equipment and supplies across its territory to troops in Afghanistan.
And Moscow also appears to be coming around on the long-standing U. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters at the START signing in Prague that the rapport that has developed between the two leaders should continue to produce dividends in the future.
Obama "genuinely feels like they can sit down and work through a series of issues in a very frank and honest way, that each side is always negotiating in good faith, and that there is a level of confidence and trust that has built up from the two sides working together," Gibbs said.