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Escobar: US can't launch Arab Spring in Russia

The Russian Foreign Ministry shot back at US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her criticism that Russia's elections were neither free nor fair. Pointing out that the US electoral system is "far from perfect," the foreign ministry continued that only the Russian people "can determine the future of our country -- regardless of anyone's partial judgments and politicized recipes." Clinton, who had previously chastised Russia's State Duma elections, stepped up the rhetoric while speaking at an Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) ministerial meeting in Vilnius, Lithuania Tuesday. Pepe Escobatr, who is "The Asia Times" correspondent in Sao Paolo, says US-Russia reset in relations is dead because of Washington's pressure on Moscow.

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