Russia

Putin Accuses the US of Being Overly Involved in Russian Politics

Doesn't like diplomats talking to political activists

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MOSCOW, June 12 (UPI) — President Vladimir Putin accused Washington of meddling in Russian politics by backing activists, as an anti-Putin protest was to be held in Moscow Wednesday.

"Our diplomatic service does not cooperate actively with Occupy Wall Street, yet your diplomatic service interacts directly with [Russian opposition activists] and supports them," Putin said in a roundtable interview at the Kremlin-funded RT television network's new headquarters.