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October 26, 2000
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The leader of armed Palestinian militias in the West Bank questioned whether Russia has any role to play in the Middle East. “You Russians freely gave up your leading role in the world and by that weakened those countries which relied on you and struggled against America,” Marwan Barghouti told the Russian daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta. His comments came after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would send an envoy to the region.

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