President Obama and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke by phone Tuesday, 2 1/2 weeks before a Winter Olympics shadowed by worries about terrorism. The presidents "discussed how best to advance ... more 
President Obama and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke by phone Tuesday, 2 1/2 weeks before a Winter Olympics shadowed by worries about terrorism. The presidents "discussed how best to advance shared U.S.-Russian interests, including a safe and secure Sochi Olympics, for which the United States has offered its full assistance," said a White House statement on the call. The Kremlin reported that Putin and Obama spoke about an upcoming international conference on the violence in Syria, and did not mention the Olympics. less 
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