By Fred Weir
The Christian Science Monitor
August 17, 2007
Moscow – As a newly self-confident, oil-richteams up with in joint military exercises Friday, it is moving to reclaim the former Soviet Union’s status as a global military power.
“Diplomacy between Russia and the West is increasingly being overshadowed by military gestures,” says Sergei Strokan, a foreign-policy expert with the independent daily Kommersant. “It’s clear that the Kremlin is listening more and more to the generals and giving them more of what they want.”
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