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BLOOMBERG TV Exclusive With Russia's Ivanov Airs This Weekend

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    - The man who could be the next Russian President tells Bloomberg: Planned U.S. Missile System is "a new Berlin Wall."

    The dispute over a planned U.S. missile system that would include installations in Eastern Europe has plunged Russian relations with the United States and the European Union to lows not seen since the end of the Cold War. BLOOMBERG TELEVISION(R) explores this issue and more in an exclusive interview with the leading contender to be Russia's next President, First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov, to air this weekend on Bloomberg's "For the Record."

    In the taped session, Ivanov tells Ellen Pinchuk of Bloomberg's Moscow bureau that Russia will aim missiles at sites in Poland and the Czech Republic where the U.S. plans to deploy an anti-missile system, if the installation goes ahead. "Of course," Ivanov told Bloomberg when asked if Russia would specifically target the Polish and Czech sites.

    During the interview, which took place at the White House of Russia, Ivanov said also, "In the event of the appearance of an anti-missile system, which in our understanding is aimed against Russia and not against a mythical Iranian and North Korean threat which doesn't exist today, of course we must somehow react to this and take measures," calling the planned missile system "a new Berlin Wall."

    Bloomberg asks Ivanov about the search for a successor to President Vladimir Putin, Ivanov's own presidential intentions, and other topics.

    The full exclusive interview can be seen on BLOOMBERG TELEVISION this weekend on "For the Record" across the UK, Middle East, and Eastern and Western Europe. The program airs on Saturday, July 21st at 10:30 a.m. London time with repeats throughout the weekend.

    This exclusive news and follow up reports are available to the public on BLOOMBERG TELEVISION and BLOOMBERG RADIO(R) services worldwide, as well as to users of the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL(R) service. Clips from the interviews will be archived and available via the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service.

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