Delivering the most anti-American speech of his one-month presidency, Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president, claimed that US selfishness had led the world into its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
|Dmitry Medvedev delivers his speech at the|
International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg [AFP]
The essence of his argument was that Russia sees the 2007-2008 world financial crisis, global energy shortages and rising food prices as a potential opportunity to change its position in the world financial and economic system comparatively quickly.
Inside Story asks if the US will allow Russia to become a major player on the international financial market?
Can Russia deliver on these promises, and is the world about to witness a split in the upcoming G8 summit next month?
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This episode of Inside Story aired on Monday, June 09, 2008 at 17:30 GMT
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