Putin congratulated Kostunica and gained a praise of Albright immediately

Russia's Foreign minister Igor Ivanov delivered a personal message of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Vojislav Kostunica. In the message Putin congratulated the leader of Serbian opposition on his victory, the CNN chief-correspondent broadcast. US Secretary of state Madeleine Albright reacted to this message immediately and commented it. She said that it was great and very important news. She added that everyone had been waiting for Russia to do it, CNN announces.