January 29th, 2009

Билл Клинтон слегка поиздевался над Путиным в Давосе.


"This is the first I've heard of Prime Minister Putin coming out for free enterprise," Clinton told an audience at the World Economic Forum on Thursday, a day after the Russian leader warned that too much government involvement in the economy could be "dangerous" and cautioned against "blind faith in the state's omnipotence."

Putin has often been criticized for exerting state control over Russia's key industries such as oil and gas.

Clinton joked: "I hope it works for him."

After chuckles from the crowd... Иной реакции у публики, собравшейся в Давосе, быть и не могло.:-)