- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov says he enjoyed getting to meet Barack Obama along with other members of the Russian opposition this week and even saw eye-to-eye with the U.S. president on a few things. Interfax reports via Johnson’s Russia List:
“I said that I had thoroughly studied the U.S. president’s anti-crisis program, that I liked it, as well as that it is socially oriented and primarily aimed at supporting poor people and enhancing the state’s role. I said all this to President Obama,” he said.
Somehow I don’t think you’ll be seeing that endorsement on Whitehouse.gov.
Democratic opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was at the same meeting, shares his thoughts here.