Wednesday, August 7, 2013

 

A brief history of recent Russian-US high officials’ meeting cancelations

March 1999 – Russian Prime Minister Evgeny Primakov flying towards the US orders to the plane to turn back midair and cancels the trip after he learns that NATO starts military operation against Yugoslavia and the US Air Force bombs Belgrade.

September 2012 – US President Barack Obama calls off his trip to the APEC summit in Vladivostok due to his taking part in the Democratic National Convention, a key event in the presidential race.

May 2013 – Russian President Vladimir Putin decides not to take part in the G8 summit at Camp David, as he is busy forming a government following his inauguration. He instead delegates Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to attend the summit.
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