It’s unlikely the U.S. president will be shopping on First Aeroportovskaya Street in Moscow anytime soon. Just in case, Magazin Myod, a small store selling honey and beeswax, has a sign on its door saying, “Sanctions: Barack Obama is prohibited from entering.”
U.S. President Barack Obama imposed financial sanctions on several billionaire associates and top aides of President Vladimir Putin as he increased pressure on Russia. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia’s reaction will be “reciprocal and swift” after Russia barred nine U.S. lawmakers and officials in retaliation against earlier measures.
Russia is in no rush to deploy Iskander rockets next to Poland and will seek common ground with President Barack Obama’s administration on U.S. missile-defense plans, Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said.
U.S.-led operations in Afghanistan will be “in vain” if forces fail to fight opium production and provide people with alternative economic opportunities, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said today.
Russia expects to join the World Trade Organization later this year without Kazakhstan and Belarus, leaving those two nations to enter at a later time, said Sergei Ivanov, Russia’s deputy prime minister.
Libya risks degenerating into chaos similar to that in Somalia, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov , who didn’t rule out Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi being able to defeat the rebels fighting his forces.