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Russia: U.S. Election Expected To Chill Relations Further
RFERL ^ | November 9, 2006 | RFERL

Posted on 11/10/2006 3:14:23 PM PST by sergey1973

PRAGUE, November 9, 2006 (RFE/RL) -- Russian media today are predicting a chill in U.S.-Russia ties following the results of the November 7 U.S. elections, which appeared to hand both chambers of Congress to the opposition Democrats and have led to the surprise resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Many Russian newspapers predict the changes to the U.S. Congress will mean increased criticism of Russia's human rights standards, and a deterioration in cooperation on foreign-policy issues like Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. RFE/RL correspondent Claire Bigg spoke to Aleksandr Golts, a political and defense expert for the Moscow-based "Yezhednevny zhurnal."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; Russia; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: 2006elections; congress; democrats; elections; eurasia; house; russia; senate; unitedstates; us; uscongress; ussenate

1 posted on 11/10/2006 3:14:24 PM PST by sergey1973
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2 posted on 11/10/2006 3:16:13 PM PST by sergey1973
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To: sergey1973

No problem. Pelosi has vowed to return "civility" to Washington. I'm SURE that will extend to our international friends, as well....


3 posted on 11/10/2006 3:18:02 PM PST by Zarro (We Support Governor Rossi)
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To: sergey1973

Odd, I thought the World was just dying for the Dems to take over. John Kerry said so.


4 posted on 11/10/2006 3:18:09 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: sergey1973

Heck, I have a frosty relationship with the Democrats and I'm an American!


5 posted on 11/10/2006 3:18:44 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax , you earn it , you keep it!)
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To: sergey1973

WHAT????????? Putin's fellow communist/socialists win, and HE IS ANGRY??? GMAFB.


6 posted on 11/10/2006 3:19:04 PM PST by RetiredArmy (Thanks America. The cracking and crumbling you hear is the Republic falling.)
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To: sergey1973

You would think the Commies would be happy that OUR COMMIES are in power....birds of a feather.


7 posted on 11/10/2006 3:20:32 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: sergey1973
Ukraine Defense Minister Sorry To See Rumsfeld Go - Ukraine’s defence minister, a liberal who wants his country to join NATO, said on Nov. 9 he was sorry to see U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld leave office as he had "always wished Ukraine well."

But Russia, which opposed both the 2003 invasion of Iraq in which Rumsfeld played a key role and NATO membership for former Soviet states, was more reserved in calling for continued good ties in the military sphere.

"I can only regret that Defense Secretary Rumsfeld has resigned," news agencies quoted Defence Minister Anatoly Hrytsenko as saying on a trip to central Ukraine.

"We enjoyed good relations. He always wished Ukraine well, he liked Ukraine. All our meetings, however formal or informal, started with the same question -- how can we help Ukraine?"

8 posted on 11/10/2006 3:20:35 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: popdonnelly
Odd, I thought the World was just dying for the Dems to take over. John Kerry said so.

You forget he was in the Military. By his own definition he is not to swift. ;o)
9 posted on 11/10/2006 3:20:58 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax , you earn it , you keep it!)
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To: RetiredArmy
fighting between Communists tends to be the bloodiest of all.

the San Francisco Demonicrats are the leaders of the Socialist Vanguard, not the ne'er do well Russian Communists! ...and if you disagree, you will get a pick axe in the brain like Trotsky did!

recall how The Perfumed Prince Wesley Clark tried to start a war with the Russians in Kosovo. IIRC the Demonicrats (e.g.. Kerry) were also at the forefront of sticking it to the Russians any way they could back in the 1990's when Russia had just thrown off the Soviet yoke.

10 posted on 11/10/2006 3:27:06 PM PST by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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To: sergey1973

That's surprising. The Dems were VERY, VERY accomidating to the old Soviet Union. Why do they think that would that change?


11 posted on 11/10/2006 3:29:51 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Corporatism is not conservatism)
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To: sergey1973

Russian talking heads are correct here. The Democrats have to make sure "that Kosovo blemish" is put to bed well before the 2008 presidential cycle, or several of the Clintonites vying for office will look the terrorist stooge *to the mainstream US public" on the history there *for the first time*.

Russia has pretty valid arguments in opposing Kosovo indipendence, and can not agree to such. Expect China, Turkey and Arab OPEC countries to also block Kosovo indpendence if the Democrats force a 'cut and run' from Iraq, leaving Kurdish and Shia seperatists a free hand to transform the region, destabilising the Arab Gulf.

Should be an interesting two years as the Democrats try to avoid reality for as long a possible.


12 posted on 11/10/2006 3:30:30 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: Zarro

You don't miss the water until the well runs dry....

Now if Russia would just vote back in their own version of the Dem'crats, the Soviet Communist cadre, relations between Moscow and Capitol Hill would thaw out immediately.

The Dem'crats and the Soviet Communists have this special understanding, doncha see.


13 posted on 11/10/2006 3:31:55 PM PST by alloysteel (Facts do not cease to exist, just because they are ignored. - Aldous Huxley)
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To: EagleUSA; RetiredArmy
Russia Celebrates the Democratic Victory - November 9, 2006 - For its part, the Russian press largely hailed the political acumen of the American people. "America Returns to Democracy," declared the headline of the daily Izvestiya; Moskovskiy Komsomolets greeted the election results saying, "Hangover: Democracy Has Won in America." Komsomol'skaya Pravda had the most novel take: "Hussein's Harsh Revenge: Americans Rebuff the White House Team That Caused Carnage in Iraq."

Russian policymakers offered a more muted, but no less divisive, take on the electoral results. Speaking to a Russian radio station, Konstantin Kosachev, the head of the international affairs committee in the lower house of the Russian parliament (the Duma), speculated that a victory for the Democrats might be the key to a more balanced foreign policy. For Russia, he noted, "conflicts between the White House and Congress are, in some ways, more comfortable than their 'complete and universal' brotherhood."

14 posted on 11/10/2006 3:33:00 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: JerseyHighlander
Should be an interesting two years as the Democrats try to avoid reality for as long a possible.

Congress doesn't set foreign policy
15 posted on 11/10/2006 3:35:44 PM PST by uncbob
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To: alloysteel
The Dem'crats and the Soviet Communists have this special understanding, doncha see.

Especially with Ted Kennedy.

16 posted on 11/10/2006 3:38:31 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: sergey1973
a deterioration in cooperation on foreign-policy issues like Iraq, Iran, and North Korea.

I guess I didn't realie that there was ANY cooperation on those matters...

17 posted on 11/10/2006 4:08:22 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: sergey1973

You'd think they'd be happy now that communists control our Congress.


18 posted on 11/10/2006 4:57:08 PM PST by G8 Diplomat
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To: sergey1973

U.S. Election Expected To Chill Relations Further! Aaaaahhhh...

19 posted on 11/11/2006 1:33:08 AM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is not free)
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To: sergey1973

I don't think so. The Democrats will stop SDI, force the US to abide by unfair treaties, and not criticize Iran or North Korea. The only thing the Russians have to worry about is Human Rights, and that is only if we don't have other pressing issues to worry about (IE Iraq). Same for China.


20 posted on 11/11/2006 8:25:01 AM PST by Thunder90
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To: chilepepper

Remember that the Rats also almost started a war with China as well. (even though they sold classified weapons to them and Russia)


21 posted on 11/11/2006 8:26:43 AM PST by Thunder90
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To: M. Espinola

Nice Pic -:)))


22 posted on 11/11/2006 11:37:14 AM PST by sergey1973
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To: sergey1973

From a very funny movie :)


23 posted on 11/11/2006 7:14:47 PM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is not free)
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