Quotes of the Day

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev gestures as he speak during a meeting on economic issues at his residence outside Sochi, on August 2, 2011.
Thursday, Aug. 04, 2011

Open quoteHe needs to urgently carry out reforms and set up a modern state. If he fails to do this, he will face a sad fate.Close quote

  • President of Russia, criticizing Syrian leader Bashar Assad for using government violence to combat popular uprisings; activists report that 1,700 civilians have been killed since March
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