Russia dismisses U.S. cable claims about Putin

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Dec. 2, 2010, 3:54 p.m. | Russia and former Soviet Union — by Reuters


MOSCOW, Dec. 2 (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's spokesman dismissed on Thursday claims made in leaked U.S. diplomatic cables about Putin's personal wealth as "ridiculous". Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that it was unclear whether the cables were genuine, but that if they were he would be surprised that U.S. diplomats could write such "rubbish".

He said that the purported cables repeated silly rumours and lacked supporting facts to back up their claims. He said he did not feel the documents would complicate Russia's relations with the United States.
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Anonymous Dec. 2, 2010, 4:40 p.m.    

How can you tell that Putler is lying?

His lips are moving.

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Anonymous Dec. 3, 2010, 2:24 a.m.    

no that the western leaders lips. West is broke and going down to hell.

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Anonymous Dec. 2, 2010, 6:33 p.m.    

ables from the times of &quot;democratically&quot; elected fuhrer Bush are concerned with outspoken and most popular President Putin? What a surprise, HA HA HA, gasp, HO HO HO :D

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Anonymous Dec. 2, 2010, 11:11 p.m.    

please try to make sense or shut up

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Anonymous Dec. 2, 2010, 8:56 p.m.    

Liliputin has mucho egg on his face . you may treat your own people like mushrooms but in the free west we are laughing at you :)))))))))))))))

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Anonymous Dec. 3, 2010, 2:25 a.m.    

no one belives or cares what usa says. You have no credibilty what so ever.

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Anonymous Dec. 3, 2010, 2:23 a.m.    

wes lies no ones cares. The world cup results show that the whole world hates usa and the west. Even tiny country of quatar dfeated the great satan usa and its slaves japan and austrlia.

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Anonymous Dec. 8, 2010, 6:04 a.m.    

Jesus is the way...

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Anonymous Dec. 3, 2010, 5:55 a.m.    

Maybe Russia should consider improving the lot of her people rather than making such temporal moves. People will come, stadiums will be built and yet the majority of people will continue to live in poverty.

Meanwhile, state television will tell the nation that theirs is the best and that their standards of living are at European levels.

Since people cannot travel to learn any different, they will accept what they are told.

Posters on KievWeekly who support and are actively contributing to the lies of modern day Russia should be damned. Either you are being paid to post your nonsense or you do not truly care about your people.

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Anonymous Dec. 6, 2010, 2:49 a.m.    

You should see this total embarrassment - Putin's interview on CNN - that poor idiot made total fool of himself stating that the russian spies never done any harm to the USA therefore they are OK. He also, according to russian/soviet traditions, blackmailed US government that if they do not sign a STAR treaty russia will retaliate. THE WHOLE POINT IS THAT IN USA RUSSIA IS CONSIDERED A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY, WITH AGING, ROTTING NUKES, DYING POPULATION, RUSSIA IS NO LONGER PARTNER FOR THE USA - Those poor russian beggars have problems in acceping this...

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Anonymous Dec. 6, 2010, 4:29 p.m.    

Russia, what a joke!

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