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McCain on Medvedev

I’m sure Sen. McCain hopes that this is the first of many things he gets to say about Russia’s new president:

“I sincerely hope the beginning of the (Dmitry) Medvedev presidency will also be the beginning of a new era for Russia and for U.S.-Russian relations. The next U.S. President should look forward to working closely with Pres. Medvedev on the great issues of our day.” “Today,” McCain added, “Pres. Medvedev pledged that his greatest duty would be to develop civil and economic freedom for the Russian people. I welcome this pledge and hope Pres. Medvedev will soon begin restoring and strengthening the institutions of democracy, including a free press and the rights of a vibrant Russian political opposition to express its views and run for office. That is what the Russian people want and deserve, and it is also what we Svetlana Medvedeva expresses her joy while watching her husband Dmitry sworn in as the new president of Russia on whom Arizona Senator and Republican presidential nominee to be John McCain commented todaywant for Russia.”

Actually this blogger just wanted to talk about Svetlana Medvedeva, who looked a little less than enthusiastic during the proceedings.