During a panel discussion with CNBC's Geoff Cutmore, Icelandic President Gudni Johannesson and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, Putin explained a subtle difference between U.S. and Russia policymaking: "We never do stupid things that would harm us. We never shoot ourselves in the foot."I guess Putin picked up on Obama's, "Don't do stupid stuff."
Putin Explains Subtle Difference Between US and Russia: 'We Don't Do Stupid Things'
Patrick Armstrong is one of the best reporters on Russia. Lots of links.
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