Former Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin has described as "unworthy" the remarks U.S. presidential candidate George Bush, Jr. made during televised debates on Wednesday. As was reported earlier, Bush had criticized the top management of the International Monetary Fund and mentioned Chernomyrdin and other Russian politicians in an offensive context. "I can assess these utterances with just one word-unworthy. Especially for a person aspiring to the highest post in such a country as the United States of America," reads a tatement by the former Russian prime minister obtained by Interfax on Thursday. "Bush is unlikely to achieve serious success in his political career if the steps he takes in the election campaign are directed towards a revision of economic cooperation with Russia and, in doing so, he discredits authoritative international institutions as well as Russian politicians," the document reads - Reuters.
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