Source Pravda.Ru

Putin praises progress in Russian-Finnish relations

When meeting in the Kremlin, Vladimir Putin told the former Finnish prime minister Speaker Paavo Lipponen that parliamentary links between Russia and Finland were expected to make a contribution to progress in bilateral relations.

In the opinion of the Russian president, Russian-Finnish relations are developing steadily.

Putin welcomed the opportunity to have a session with Lipponen: "We seldom see each other. This is connected with your changed functions and we are happy that you have not ignored the opportunity to come to Moscow."

For his part, Paavo Lippnen informed about the scheduled meetings with Duma Speaker Boris Gryzlov and Senate Speaker Sergey Mironov he looked forward to.

He also noted that Finland viewed with enthusiasm the preference given to democratic growth in Russian politics.

The Finnish speaker made a point of the positive development of bilateral cooperation and expressed hope that Russia would become Finland's major trade partner in ten years.

Vladimir Putin agreed with his Finnish guest and also expressed his hopes.

Ukraine is Washington's latest imperial trophy, a Nazi-infested US vassal state, illegitimately installed by Obama's coup d'etat against democratic governance.

Kiev Aggression on Donbass Imminent

Ukraine is Washington's latest imperial trophy, a Nazi-infested US vassal state, illegitimately installed by Obama's coup d'etat against democratic governance.

Kiev Aggression on Donbass Imminent

On Tuesday, Time magazine announced its Person of the Year Award, honoring what it called "Guardians...who have taken great risks in pursuit of greater truths"

Time's Person of the Year Hypocrisy