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Putin Attacks U.S. Even As “Time” Makes Him “Man of the Year”

December 20, 2007
By Dmitry Solovyov

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of trying to undermine Russia to further its global dominance and said Washington had ignored Moscow‘s attempts to build a friendship.

In an interview with Time magazine, which named the Russian president its “Person of the Year” for 2007 on Wednesday, Putin said Washington had adopted its strategy of belittling Russia to try to influence the country’s domestic and foreign policy.
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“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 Kremlin‘s official site

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NEW YORK (AP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin was named Time magazine‘s “Person of the Year” on Wednesday for imposing stability that restored Russia 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 Richard Stengel, 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.

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