Russia renews Kurdish bonds

Asia Times
Monday 25th February, 2013

By M K Bhadrakumar An unusual visitor arrived in Moscow last Tuesday – President of the Kurdistan region in northern Iraq Massoud Barzani. The Kurds played it up as Barzani’s “first official visit” to Russia. Moscow called it a “working visit” but nonetheless embellished the official trappings – President Vladimir Putin received him at the Kremlin on Wednesday. The historical poignancy is self-evident. According to folklore, 60 years ago Massoud’s father and legendary Kurdish leader, Malla Mustafa Barzani stood outside the Kremlin’s Spassky Tower, and knocked on the massive gates crying …

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