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Excerpt from report by Russian Centre TV, owned by the Moscow city government, on 12 March
[Presenter Pushkov] US Vice President Joe Biden was in Moscow last week. His main aim was to prepare Barack Obama's visit to Russia. However, in addition to meetings with [President Dmitriy] Medvedev and [Prime Minister Vladimir] Putin, other important issues were also discussed, from Russia's prospects of WTO membership to cooperation in Afghanistan. During the talks, Putin unexpectedly suggested that Biden should think about the mutual abolition of visas. "This is a good idea," Biden said but spoke no more on this subject. However, Biden, who has a reputation of a traditional, tough politician, did not shy away from meetings with opposition leaders or critical remarks about the Russian court system. Here is Dmitriy Grafov with the details.
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