Russian Officials Argue About Approach To Take With Obama

Russian officials are arguing over which approach to take with President-Elect Barack Obama has he prepares to come to power in January.

Officials have differing opinions about whether Russian President Dmitry Medvedev should congratulate Obama on his November Fourth election win. The disagreement illustrates Medvedev's uncertainty of how to deal with the new U.S. Administration.

On the day after the election, Medvedev announced he would deploy Iskander medium-range weapons in Russia's Westernmost territory in retaliation for the planned U.S. Missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic. Obama has said he wants to ensure that the defense system is effective before approving it.


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  • by MIKE Location: Rocky Mount on Nov 19, 2008 at 01:36 AM
    This is a Black man. You don't think he has had his share of dealing with people that precieve him as being weak? I think the Russian government will be unpleasantly surprised by his reactions if they deem President Obama as being less than capable of handling a situation such as this. Do not mistake one's laid back approach for weakness. I assure you that it is the quiet people you have to watch out for not the bullies. When you are quiet in your demeanor you usually are able to absorb more information and react in a manner more efficient. I wouldn't worry too much about His ability to handle foreign crisis.
  • by Boots on Nov 16, 2008 at 08:51 AM
    It is pointless to come on this site anymore. You people are the most negative people I have ever saw in my life. With your negative toughs and negative life style, it must be a pure joy to be living your life. Not one of you have a clue, as to what is going on in the world. LMAO
  • by Bo Location: Deep Run on Nov 16, 2008 at 08:24 AM
    George W. Bush quote regarding Putin:: "I looked the man in the eye. I was able to get a sense of his soul. I knew that President Putin was a man with whom I could work." And you neo-cons want to lecture the rest of us on Russia. You have to be kidding me!
  • by Student Location: College , N.C. on Nov 15, 2008 at 09:25 PM
    Senator McCain said " I Know who Putin is KGB. I hope Obama does?
  • by Joseph Location: Snow Hill on Nov 15, 2008 at 07:05 PM
    Alright Obama Supporters I hope u got the change u wanted. So u think he is gonna fix the economy, can he fix the war in Iraq and the one with Russia that is about to begain??? You got what u wanted
  • by HIstory Teacher Location: NC on Nov 15, 2008 at 10:14 AM
    The Russians In WW2 you know the way they cleared Mine Fields was by putting German POW's & Convicts in front of there Tanks. If the POW's or Convicts ran they got shot by the Tankers. The one's that lived after they walked through a Mine Field got to walk through another one. Obama the Russians are not from Chicago.
  • by US ARMY Ret. Location: NC on Nov 15, 2008 at 09:23 AM
    You have to put your mind to think like a Russian. They think the Ukrainians are an inferior race of people. What do you think they think about Black Americans? I was a Army Officer during the Cold War. The Russians are not like us they trust nobody. They have very little regard for human life. Stalin built there Country on slavery. The Kulag system and it still goes on today. This should be interesting how they deal with a Black President.
  • by L Location: Greenville on Nov 15, 2008 at 08:28 AM
    "Watch. We're going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy." -Joe Biden
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