Dmitri Medvedev

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Americans tend to think of the State of the Union as our singular event. But while it is a special night, it’s not unique. In fact, leaders around the world deliver a yearly address in which they step onto the podium to score points, lay out agendas and offer up a flourish or two. So how does American rhetoric measure up? Read the following excerpts (taken from official transcripts and translations of speeches given in the last few months), listen to the president tonight and then decide.

Russia
President Dmitri Medvedev
Address to the Federal Assembly
Nov. 12, 2009 (11,944 words)

Citizens of Russia… the foundation of my vision for the future is the firm conviction that Russia can and must become a global power on a completely new basis.…  Seguir leyendo »

It is hard to dispute the pessimistic assessments of the Russian-American relationship that prevailed at the end of last year. Unfortunately, relations soured because of the previous U.S. administration’s plans — specifically, deployment of the U.S. global missile defense system in Eastern Europe, efforts to push NATO’s borders eastward and refusal to ratify the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe. All of these positions undermined Russia’s interests and, if implemented, would inevitably require a response on our part.

I believe that removing such obstacles to good relations would be beneficial to our countries — essentially removing “toxic assets” to make good a negative balance sheet — and beneficial to the world.…  Seguir leyendo »