MOSCOW (Reuters) –accused the United States of trying to undermine to further its global dominance and said Washington had ignored ‘s attempts to build a friendship.
In an interview with
“I believe … this is a single-minded attempt to create a certain image of Russia which allows (Washington) to influence our internal and external policy,” Putin said in the interview posted on the www.kremlin.ru.‘s official site
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NEW YORK (AP) –was named ‘s “Person of the Year” on Wednesday for imposing stability that restored as a world power.
The magazine recognized Putin’s “extraordinary feat of leadership in taking a country that was in chaos and bringing it stability,” said, Time’s managing editor.
The magazine noted that “Person of the Year” is not an honor or endorsement but a recognition of leadership that shapes the world.
“He’s the new czar of Russia and he’s dangerous in the sense that he doesn’t care about civil liberties, he doesn’t care about free speech,” Stengel said.