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Leonid Bershidsky

Obama Snubs, Russia Laughs, Putin Wins

Obama has made a bit of a fool of himself in his effort to snub Putin for harboring fugitive Edward Snowden.

In the U.S., President Barack Obama's decision to cancel a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin for harboring fugitive Edward Snowden is seen as an important diplomatic demarche.

From the Russian perspective, it's a bit of a joke.