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Russia boots out USAID...... Is this a Big Deal?

CCRNRT 2012/09/21 02:28:51
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(CNN) -- Russia has thrown out the United States
Agency for International Development, the U.S. State Department said,
claiming that the aid agency has undermined Russia's sovereignty.


"We have recently
received a decision of the Russian Government to end USAID activities
there," State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said this week.
"The United States is extremely proud of what USAID has accomplished in
Russia over the last 20 years, and we will work with our partners and
staff to responsibly end or transition those programs."


At APEC Russia and the U.S. look east


Senior Russian officials
have said that some of the agency's programs, such as some human rights
groups and election monitoring, have undermined Russia's sovereignty,
according to the state news agency RIA Novosti.

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  • cc 2012/09/22 05:08:33
    Yes it is......
    cc
    It will be talked up as a big deal.... the short line on this one is... it's thier right to do it.
  • stevmackey 2012/09/21 21:45:46
    Yes it is......
    stevmackey
    The longer this man is President the worse it gets. I said a few weeks ago that if something does not change soon, we might end up in a world war. I do not want to be right.
  • Robert ... stevmackey 2012/09/21 21:51:00
    Robert Strobel
    Do not be stupid
  • Ron in Oregon 2012/09/21 17:20:14
    It's nothing
    Ron in Oregon
    +1
    Saves us some money.
  • mrdog 2012/09/21 05:50:59
    Yes it is......
    mrdog
    +1
    Reveals stupid decision by Russia... why remove funding org..? bark
  • sjalan 2012/09/21 05:24:12
    Yes it is......
    sjalan
    Since it was a watchdog on Russian elections
  • Butch 2012/09/21 04:46:07
  • Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~ 2012/09/21 03:56:29
    Yes it is......
    Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~
    +1
    Maybe they're tired of our governments meddling too finally.
  • wtw 2012/09/21 03:46:32
    It's nothing
    wtw
    +1
    No surprise!

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