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Efforts to Cap NATO Mission have Cold War Parallels, Russia Says

Activists of the Anti-Maidan pro-Kremlin movement on the 66th anniversary of NATO's establishment, outside the U.S. embassy in Moscow April 3, 2015. Maxim Zmeyev / Reuters

A move by NATO to cap the size of Russia's diplomatic mission at the alliance's Brussels headquarters has echoes of the Cold War, RIA Novosti quoted Russian Foreign Ministry Alexei Meshkov as saying on Friday.

"This decision is very strange and smacks strongly of the Cold War era," he said, referring to a decision that is part of moves by NATO to limit the size of other diplomatic missions at its headquarters as well.

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