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    The documents relating to Russia released on Monday by the WikiLeaks whistle blowing website do not merit comment, the Russian president's press secretary Natalia Timakova said on Monday.

    The documents relating to Russia released on Monday by the WikiLeaks whistle blowing website do not merit comment, the Russian president's press secretary Natalia Timakova said on Monday.

    "There is nothing interesting or worth commenting on in the publications released on the WikiLeaks website and in the papers," Timakova said.

    "Fictional Hollywood heroes hardly deserve comment," Timakova said, in reference to a document leaked from the U.S. embassy in Moscow that claimed Russian President Dmitry Medvedev "plays Robin" to his strongman Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's "Batman." Another document called Medvedev "pale and hesitant" in comparison to the "alpha-dog" Putin.

    Despite Putin's authoritarian image, there were also suggestions in the documents that the former KGB man was finding it tough to prevent his decisions getting bogged down in Russia's notorious bureaucracy.

    The site also released a secret cable from a meeting in Paris in February between U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and then French Foreign Minister Herve Morin. In it Gates describes Russia in blunt terms: "Russian democracy has disappeared and the government is an oligarchy run by the security services."

    "President Medvedev has a more pragmatic vision for Russia than Prime Minister Putin, but there has been little real change," Gates adds.

    Putin's ties to his Italian counterpart Silvio Berlusconi also came under scrutiny, with talk of "lavish gifts" and a "shadowy" Russian-speaking Italian go-between.

    The main suspect in the leak of the documents, along with the previous logs, is jailed U.S. Private Bradley Manning, who had top-secret clearance as an intelligence analyst for the Army when he was stationed in Iraq.

    Pentagon investigators believe Manning accessed a worldwide military classified Internet and e-mail system to download the documents.

    Manning, 22, was charged in June with several violations of the U.S. Criminal Code for allegedly transferring classified data without authorization.

    The WikiLeaks website does not have a central office or any paid staff and its operations are run only by a small dedicated team and some 800 volunteers.

    Wikileaks' founder, Australian activist Julian Assange, has no home address but he often pops up in Sweden and Iceland, where Internet anonymity is protected by law. He is being hunted by Pentagon investigators and is suspected of releasing confidential U.S. State Department documents.

    MOSCOW, November 29 (RIA Novosti)