US reviving 'Iron Curtain' policies: Russia

AFP , Tuesday 29 Apr 2014

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on Tuesday accused the United States of seeking to revive Iron Curtain policies, saying Washington's latest sanctions over Ukraine would strike a blow to the Russia's high-tech sector.

"All of that is a blow to our high-tech enterprises and industries," Ryabkov said in an interview with online newspaper Gazeta.ru, referring to the sanctions unveiled by Washington on Monday. "This is a revival of a system created in 1949 when Western countries essentially lowered an 'Iron Curtain' cutting off supplies of high-tech goods to the USSR and other countries."

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