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State Duma blames Obama for making European leaders not go to parade in Moscow

Alexey Pushkov, the head of the International Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, states that the cause of refusal of European leaders to come to Moscow on May 9 was strong pressure from the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama.

State Duma blames Obama for forcing European leaders not to go to parade in Moscow

On his Twitter account Pushkov writes that the Obama administration put severe pressure on many European countries, so their leaders refused to go to Moscow for the parade in honor of the 70th anniversary of the victory in World War II, Joinfo.ua reports.

"Obama wants to continue conducting the dialogue with Russia. But is it possible to continue something that does not exist? The dialogue should be recovered first," said Pushkov.

However, according to Pushkov, during celebrations the Russians have forgotten Obama's attempts to ruin their holiday.

"Obama did not even find courage to congratulate our people on the great victory personally. He conveyed his congtatulations via his adviser … Everything is beyond clear. No comment," said the representative of the State Duma.

It should be recalled that the majority of European and world leaders refused to participate in the Victory Parade in Moscow, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, U.S. President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande and many others. President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman was the only European leader atending the parade.