Bush, Putin Talk Democracy and Free Press

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As he swings through Europe, President Bush debates with Russia's President Vladimir Putin over democracy and freedom of the press. Still, observers say the talks, held in Slovakia, are the result of an easing of tensions between Russia and the United States. Urged by President Bush not to abandon democratic reforms and freedoms, President Putin assured the president and reporters that Russia will not return to its totalitarian past.


Michele Keleman, NPR's Diplomatic Correspondent



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