Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in the Kremlin in Moscow, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that her g

 

              Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in the Kremlin in Moscow, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that her g
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel meet in the Kremlin in Moscow, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that her government is committed to the development of strong ties with Russia despite concerns about the situation there. (AP Photo/Yuri Kochetkov, Pool)