Russian Diplomacy Plays Uncertain Role In Libya

Jun 19, 2011

Nearly three weeks after the Russian president joined a growing international chorus demanding Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi step down, a Russian envoy went to Tripoli to try and find a diplomatic solution to the growing crisis in the North African country. The gesture and the Libyans' receptiveness herald a renewed era of Libyan-Russian relations, but can the Russians succeed when the Libyans insist Gadhafi stay in power? NPR's Soraya Nelson reports.