Strange things happen to the president’s decision on possible pardon of Edmond Pope, sentences to 20 years of imprisonment. Western news agencies claim that Vladimir Putin promised to pardon the American citizen. Bill Clinton has also expressed his satisfaction with the decision of his Russian colleague. Meanwhile Russian news agencies only report: “Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he would not make the decision on Pope’s appeal for pardon before December, 14”. There is another wording, such as “Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he would not make the decision on Pope’s pardon before December, 14”. It is still unclear if the President has already made up his mind or not. But it seems to us, the West has already taken its choose.