Every time there is some good news for Russia on the energy front - e.g. political upheavals somewhere that lead to price hikes in the world markets, or now the German government´s "road map" to dependency on Russian gas - the country´s thugocratic leadership brings out the old Soviet type of tough talk from the Kremlin closet.
Now the president, Dmitry Medvedev, has apparently been told by his master, czar Vladimir that its time to reset Obama´s reset:
After talks with Obama on Thursday, it could take Russia and the United States until 2020 to reach agreement on a European missile shield. On Friday, he said 2020 was the deadline.
"After 2020, if we fail to agree, the real arms race will begin. If we do agree, then the situation will differ dramatically. I would like my partners to keep this in mind," he said.
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