chapter  5
Putin's Foreign Policy after 11 September: Radical or Revolutionary?
ByAlex Pravda
Pages 20

Politicians and analysts hailed President Putin's international moves following 11 September 2001 as a remarkable departure in Russia's foreign policy. Western politicians were quick to greet active Russian support for the war against terrorism as marking the real end of the Cold War. The British Prime Minister Tony Blair was particularly enthusiastic in welcoming Moscow's ready cooperation as drawing the decisive line under all remnants of hostility between Russia and the West and ushering in the post-Cold-War era.'