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Russia criticizes Netherlands on King Willem Alexander state visit to Moscow

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Russia has criticized the Netherlands for “inaction”, failing to prevent a Greenpeace protest at an oil rig in September, hours before a state visit to Moscow by Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima.

Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxim met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow

Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxim met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima’s trip marks the end of a year which some media reports refer to as the least successful cross-cultural initiative in recent European history.

Russia and the Netherlands have also clashed over their differing attitudes to gay rights.