The most likely candidate from the US Democratic party in the forthcoming presidential election, former us Vice-President Joe Biden in 2011, while in Moscow, openly declared that Vladimir Putin should not run for a third presidential term. About it reports “Kommersant” with reference to sources in the state structures of Russia.

According to interlocutors of the edition, such a statement Biden being in the status of Vice-President, made in March 2011 during a meeting with Russian opposition, which was held in Spaso house, the residence of the American Ambassador in Moscow. As noted by the sources, then the words American policy caused great indignation among Russian officials.

“This was seen as a blatant and shameless interference in the internal Affairs of our country. This does neither before nor after he did not allow”, — said one of interlocutors of “Kommersant”.

Earlier in July, in the newspaper “Pravda” dated August 27, 1979 was found the evidence of the first of Biden’s visit to the Soviet Union. In a short note “introduction to the Leningrad”, in particular, talked about how 36-year-old politician at the head of a group of U.S. senators laid a wreath at the monument “Motherland” on Piskarevsky memorial cemetery in Leningrad.

In November last year, Biden said that Putin does not want his victory in the presidential election.