King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and President Vladimir Putin
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Russia blasts 'inactive' Dutch over Greenpeace oil rig protest on state visit

Russia has criticised the Netherlands for "inaction", failing to prevent a Greenpeace protest at an oil rig in September, hours before a state visit to Moscow by the Dutch king and queen.

The trip marks the the end of a year which some media reports refer to as the least successful cross-cultural initiative in recent European history.

The two countries have also clashed over their differing attitudes to gay rights.

Anna Holligan reports from The Hague.

  • 09 Nov 2013
  • From the section Europe
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