Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with his UScounterpart George W. Bush, the Russian president's press service reported.This conversation was held on the initiative of the Russian leader.Putin noted he would like to talk to the US President exactly today."Russians say that time assuages, however, there are things we cannot andshould not forget," the Russian President was quoted as saying. "Not longago, we remembers those who perished in apartment-building blasts in Moscowthree years ago, and today we remember those who died in Washington and NewYork a year ago," Putin was quoted as saying. He presented his condolencesto George W. Bush and expressed compassion and support to American peoplefrom all Russians.In his turn, George W. Push stressed that the Russian President was thefirst who called him on this day a year ago and presented his condolences..
Representatives of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation commented on the state of affairs in the Sea of Azov
Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club that Russia will never initiate military actions, including with the use of nuclear weapons