POLITICS
08/08/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obamas Family Night Miffs Some in Moscow

If Paris is for lovers, it looks like Moscow is for families. [...]

The decision to brush off the Russians on one of his two nights here miffed some in the Moscow government who did not understand why he would not devote the scarce time to his hosts. Mr. Obama had dinner with President Dmitri A. Medvedev on Monday and lunch with him on Tuesday. But with the second dinner slot unavailable, he ended up having breakfast Tuesday with Prime Minister Vladimir V. Putin, a known night owl not given to American-style early morning business meals.

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