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Russian lawmaker on US-China power game: Don't play us 'as a card'

Konstantin Zatulin argues Moscow should 'restrain both sides from extremes'

MOSCOW -- Russia wants to avoid being drawn into a new U.S.-China Cold War, a senior Russian lawmaker told the Nikkei Asian Review in an exclusive interview this week.

Konstantin Zatulin, deputy chairman of the State Duma's committee for relations with the Commonwealth of Independent States and Russian nationals abroad, stressed Moscow does not want to be "played as a card by either China or the United States" in their geopolitical race to the top.

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