Friday, March 03, 2006
Members of the Palestinian militant group Hamas have begun talks in Moscow at the highest level since their surprise election win in January.
The six-member delegation is meeting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, but not President Vladimir Putin.
For Russia, the talks are an opportunity to become a key player in the region as well as help restore its position as a global player, our (BBC) correspondent adds.
I also said the same thing about Russia in a post a few days ago.