Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Lavrov and Hague announce diplomatic breakthrough
A new hotline between Kremlin and Downing street was celebrated as a major achievement during the Russian Foreign Minister´s visit to London:
LONDON — At the start of an official two-day visit to Britain, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced Tuesday that a new hotline would be installed between London and the Kremlin in an effort to improve strained relations between the two countries.
"It will be a modern communication link for a modern relationship," said his counterpart, British Foreign Minister William Hague.
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According to realiable government sources in London, the "modern communications link" - in accordance with the government´s new austerity programme - will allow David Cameron to make one free weekly iSkype 3G call to Putin´s assistant Dmitry Medvedev in the Kremlin. The Russians are delighted, too, because the new phone link will give Medvedev a chance to be the first person to tell Cameron that they are absolutely blameless, when the next former KGB/FSB spy gets the polonium treatment in London.