Rivers of Hope
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Thursday thatRussia should listen to some of the French arguments about Syria — over a bottle of vodka, not merely wine.
Putin made the comment after talks in Moscow with French President Francois Hollande, whom Putin said made some new proposals on dealing with the nearly 2-year-old conflict in the Arab state.
The Russian leader did not offer any details on the French ideas or elaborate which of them Moscow should heed, but his remarks were unusually conciliatory for a man who has spent most of the past two years criticizing the West’s stance on Syria’s civil war…
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