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Russian Communist leader endorses Obama’s economic plan

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 ...

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Head of Russia's communist party and presidential candidate Gennady Zyuganov speaks from his campaign headquarters in Moscow on March 2, 2008 after the announcement of the first unofficial results. Zyuganov said he would go to court over alleged vote fraud in a presidential election that initial results showed he had lost. Early results showed that Dmitry Medvedev, President Vladimir Putin's handpicked successor, won Russia's presidential election with 64.8 percent of the vote after 20 percent of polling stations were counted. AFP PHOTO / ALEXEY SAZONOV (Photo credit should read Alexey SAZONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

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.

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy  Twitter: @joshuakeating

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