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Russian foreign minister criticises the West for supporting Arab protests

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posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 02:52 PM
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Russian foreign minister criticises the West for supporting Arab protests


www.telegraph.co.uk

Differences between Mr Lavrov and Foreign Secretary William Hague surfaced during a meeting in London designed to display a rapprochement between Whitehall and the Kremlin after years of tension.

Moscow has called for restraint in the face of demonstrations that have shaken long established regimes. Britain and America have, by contrast, demanded that governments bow to the demands of frustrated protesters.

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posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 02:52 PM
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Heh-heh...Appears the wars of words is heating up a little on the international scene with all of the recent uprisings.

Could what this Foreign minister be saying have anything to do with him worrying about a possible SIMILAR scenario taking place within his own country?

Or is he justified with his criticisms here?

I'm curious as to how the vast majority of Russian people view their own leaders and policies, on a general scale?

www.telegraph.co.uk
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posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 03:05 PM
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Originally posted by DimensionalDetective

Could what this Foreign minister be saying have anything to do with him worrying about a possible SIMILAR scenario taking place within his own country?


That is a possibility, but Iran is seriously worried about a similar uprising, and the Russians are sympathetic allies to the Iranian regime. The Egyptian uprising could have been allowed to inspire a similar uprising in Iran and other middle eastern nations.

The Russians are dealing with their own Islamic revolt, terrorist attacks included... The US supporting Arab protests and democracy movements may seem offensive to them.

Interesting news item.



posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 08:27 PM
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I'll answer the Russian government approval rating question. I would say 85% of Russians you randomly ask on the street. love Putin. Maybe 60% approve Medvedev. You don't have to agree with Russia's policies, but you can't deny their government has a tremendously high approval rating.




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