Russia offers to host 60th Anniversary of Israel events in Moscow

Feb 22, 2008 (HAARETZ) — Russia has offered to host and finance events to mark Israel’s 60th anniversary, but an official source in Jerusalem cautioned that there are no free lunches in Moscow. The source said the Kremlin’s “embrace of Israel” would bring it political benefits. “There are no free lunches where the Russians are concerned. They are doing this to gain influence and they won’t hesitate to pour money into the Israel anniversary events,” the source said. Full Report