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Vladimir Putin tells Dell "We Don't Need Help"

Russia can handle its own IT
By: Sean Kalinich | Posted: Jan 29, 2009 2:51 pm

Vladimir Putin is known for his straight from the hip type of conversation as Michael Dell found out at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.


Putin was outlining how the US Dollar should not be the sole reserve currency to how the world should ally with them for the clean energy initiative; all of this over some 40 minutes.


At the end of his speech he allowed for questions, Michael Dell raised his hand and asked "How can we help" expand IT in Russia.


While I am sure Mr. Dell had anticipated many answers the one he got was probably not on the list. Vladimir Putin simply replied, "We don't need help. We are not invalids. We don't have limited mental capacity."


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