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Russia: Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise was 'self-promotion' - Putin01:39

Russia: Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise was 'self-promotion' - Putin

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 19, 2013 at 10:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russia: Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise was 'self-promotion' - Putin

President Putin criticised Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise mission, dismissing it as legitimate means of discussing protection of the environment and instead labelling it as "self-promotion" during a Moscow press conference, Thursday. According to Putin, not only did members of the Arctic Sunrise crew "attempt to climb the rig platform, but when [the coast guard] made attempts to stop them, [Greenpeace's] second ship began to ram [their] coast guard officers".

The annual press conference in Moscow's Centre of International Trade draws attendees from all across Russia, with over 1,000 media professionals attending, covering anything from hard news questions to Putin's personal preferences. The longest ever event was in 2008, when the conference lasted four hours and forty minutes.

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Russia: Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise was 'self-promotion' - Putin

President Putin criticised Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise mission, dismissing it as legitimate means of discussing protection of the environment and instead labelling it as "self-promotion" during a Moscow press conference, Thursday. According to Putin, not only did members of the Arctic Sunrise crew "attempt to climb the rig platform, but when [the coast guard] made attempts to stop them, [Greenpeace's] second ship began to ram [their] coast guard officers".

The annual press conference in Moscow's Centre of International Trade draws attendees from all across Russia, with over 1,000 media professionals attending, covering anything from hard news questions to Putin's personal preferences. The longest ever event was in 2008, when the conference lasted four hours and forty minutes.