View Full Version : Reports: Medvedev wants to meet US 'dissidents'

09-16-2009, 06:20 PM
(09-15) 11:25 PDT MOSCOW, Russia (AP) --
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says he would like to meet with "dissidents" when he visits the U.S. next week.

Russian news agencies quote him as telling a group of visiting foreign experts that "I believe there are dissidents in the United States."
ITAR-Tass quotes him as saying: "Let them tell me what problems the United States has. That won't be bad, considering the Soviet experience."
It wasn't immediately clear if the comment Tuesday was a subtle dig at the U.S., which has frequently criticized Russia for backsliding on democracy.
Medvedev has retained the Kremlin-dominated political system developed under former President Vladimir Putin. But he's also shown some signs of positioning himself as less of a hard-liner.


Tom Montgomery
09-16-2009, 06:46 PM
He must monitor Fox News.