Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Obama-Medvedev Relations 'Reset' May Stop at Arms Cut

“The U.S. thinks it can just turn the page,” said Fyodor Lukyanov, a member of the Russian Council on Foreign and Defense Policy. “In Europe and Russia, historicism is very deep. You can’t just hit the reset button.”

I am 99% sure that this quote has been altered. I believe the second sentence used to be something like, “In Europe, historicism runs deep.” The way the quote reads now, Lukyanov seems to place the blame equally on Russia and Europe but, I believe, in its original form, the quote placed all the blame on Europe.

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