Russia Returns to the Gulf

Issue 501 - 12 Dec 1994
Russia has been better known in the Gulf for arming the "radical" states than for lending a sympathetic ear to the GCC. Nonetheless, Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin's tour of the GCC last month and Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev's coup in persuading Baghdad to recognise Kuwait demonstrate a desire by both parties to develop better relations.

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