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Bush Rejects Idea of Boycotting Meeting in Russia

President Bush said Wednesday that it would be a mistake for the United States to boycott the Group of 8 meeting in Russia this summer. He also said he needed a personal relationship with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia so he could walk into a room with him and have him “not throw me out.” Addressing members of Freedom House, a pro-democracy group, Mr. Bush said he was hopeful that Russia would move toward a more open society even though it has cracked down on democratic institutions. Full Story

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