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Putin has ‘it’ – Larry King

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 6, 2011

Russian PM Vladimir Putin was one of the last guests that broadcasting legend Larry King interviewed during the course of his extraordinary career – and Larry told RT he was very impressed with the force of Putin’s personality and charisma.

“I had an affinity with him”, King told RT. “You try to get that with a lot of guests, but I really had it with him…he has qualities that have nothing to do with politics…they change a room.”

The legendary TV host also said that he was not in the least surprised to hear Putin will be running for president in the 2012 election. “There are certain lives that you can’t leave”, said King, “and the political life is one of those. When you talk to a political leader who is either out of office, or not in a position of great power, you miss that power – it’s an aphrodisiac.” Read the rest of this entry »

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WikiLeaks revelations only tip of iceberg – Assange

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 3, 2011

The man behind WikiLeaks says his website’s revelations are just the tip of the iceberg. In an exclusive interview with RT, Julian Assange said it is only a matter of time before more damaging information becomes known.

Watch the full version of RT’s exclusive interview with Julian Assange (part 1)

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The publication of confidential cables proved deeply embarrassing for the US and other countries.

If we look at our work over the last 12 moths, think about that. All these stories that have come out actually happened in the world, before 2010, but people didn’t know about it. So what is it that we don’t know about now? There’s an enormous hidden world out there that we don’t know about. It exists there right now.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Let’s give Afghans more authority – Russia’s special rep in Afghanistan

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 28, 2011

Military operations alone will not lead to positive results, and it is important for the international community to help Afghans create a strong and stable state, Russian President’s special representative in Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov told RT.

For Russia it is important to explain to NATO that a stable Afghanistan is in Russia’s interests, but NATO’s Cold War mentality prevents it from listening to good advice on its operations in the region.

Zamir Kabulov believes Russia failed to persuade Western partners that a mere military operation in Afghanistan not supported by actions in other spheres will not bring any tangible results.

It is very important for the international community, including Russia, to participate in a meaningful process of helping Afghans to build a strong and stable country, which should be based, however, on a plan drafted by the Afghans themselves.

If the international community prior to its departure doesn’t create a stable, strong army and police, if it doesn’t create a strong economy to support this army and the police in the Afghan nation, it will be beginning of new turmoil in Afghanistan.Read the rest of this entry »

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