President Vladimir Putin lashed out at Vice President Dick Cheney ahead of this weekend’s G-8 summit, calling his recent criticisms of Russia “an unsuccessful hunting shot,” according to a television interview being broadcast Wednesday.
The remark, from an interview with 'Today' show anchor Matt Lauer, referred to (a) shotgun blast by Cheney on a hunting trip that accidentally wounded a companion.
Cheney, in a May speech in the ex-Soviet republic of Lithuania, accused Russia of cracking down on religious and political rights and of using its energy reserves as “tools of intimidation or blackmail.”
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
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