Latest News:  


Russian PM sees no backslide to Cold War in relations with U.S.


18:36, February 26, 2013

MOSCOW, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- The relations between Moscow and Washington will not slide back to the Cold War stage, because they are able to tackle various problems together, says Russian Prime Minster Dmitry Medvedev.

"There are no deeply rooted, fundamental reasons for the 'Cold War.' On the contrary, we are capable of jointly tackling a large variety of issues in many areas," Medvedev told Brazilian TV channel Globo in an interview to be aired Tuesday.

In the interview, conducted during his Latin American tour last week, Medvedev acknowledged that Russia-U.S. relations have recently been soured over the child adoption issue, the missile defense problem and others.

The United States was to blame for the difficulties in bilateral ties, said Medvedev. "We were forced to respond to these decisions."

He mentioned the so-called Magnitsky Act as an example of unfriendly moves by the United States that have triggered tit-for-tat retaliations from Moscow.

The Magnitsky Act targets Russian officials believed to be involved in the death of a Russian lawyer named Sergei Magnitsky in detention in 2009. In response, Moscow introduced the so-called Dima Yakovlev Act, banning adoptions of Russian children by U.S. citizens.

We recommend:

Backstage of Ralph Lauren 2013 Fall collections

New York slammed with heavy snow

"Swan Lake" rehearsed in Mexico

Costumed revellers gather in Venice

People protest against DPRK's nuclear test

Chinese Lunar New Year celebrated around world

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:GaoYinan、Yao Chun)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Seaplanes of North Sea Fleet in training

  2. Highlights of 'Xuzhou' guided missile frigate

  3. The world in photos (2013.02.17-02.23)

  4. Chilly run gets blood pumping

  5. China's weekly story (2013.2.16-2.22)

  6. 'Chinese style' during Spring Festival

  7. One Hundred Years of Oscar

  8. Review Spring Festival celebrations

  9. IKEA stops selling meatballs for horsemeat

  10. Output growth hits 4-month low, says HSBC

Most Popular


  1. Cross-Straits relations 'will be boosted'
  2. China 'firmly supports' BRICS
  3. Water quality a concern
  4. Kerry aims high in maiden foreign trip
  5. Open communication for Peninsula peace
  6. Spring Festival offers window into China
  7. Fatter red envelopes miss point of tradition
  8. Opportunities amid challenges
  9. Children deaths lead to calls for better guardianship
  10. New CPC leadership's first 100 ruling days inspiring

What’s happening in China

China's 'leftover women' phenomenon arouses heated debate in West

  1. Four killed in E China grocery store fire
  2. Minibus plunges off cliff in SW China
  3. Yunnan investing in children
  4. KFC China announces measures to regain trust
  5. Technology used to combat graft