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The PMOS told journalists that President Putin would be presenting medals to British submariners who had helped with the rescue of the Russian submarine.

Asked what would be on the EU/Russian agenda, the POS said that it was a six monthly event that the EU and Russian had which would cover the full range of issues, but there would be particular focus on the world economy, energy, climate change, and a continuing discussion on G8 commitments. What was also important for their bilateral relationship was that Russian would take over the G8 Presidency from Britain, with their focus primarily on energy.

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  1. Seems that Blair doesn’t want to talk to Putin about his state terrorism in Chechnya. But then he doesn’t care to talk about UK/US state terrorism in Iraq either. So here’s Blair’s squalid deal with Putin: we won’t make any trouble about the people you slaughter in order to hold on to Chechnya as a Russian colony, so long as you don’t make waves about the 100,000 people who have been killed in the course of the illegal US/UK attempt to subjugate Iraq and loot its oil. Oh, and we’ll buy lots of gas from Russia, irrespective of the fact that little or none of the money will go to the people living in the areas where the gas is extracted.

    Comment by Michael McCarthy — 6 Oct 2005 on 5:18 pm | Link
  2. I’m entertained by the notion that the Soviets are in any way concerned about ‘climate change’ or the environment.

    As to any worries about ‘energy’ – since when was that? Since Chernobyl?

    Comment by Chuck Unsworth — 10 Oct 2005 on 2:41 pm | Link

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