Russians Believe Obama will improve Moscow-Washington ties

January 21st, 2009 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI  

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Moscow, Jan.21 (ANI): Lots of Russians believe that under President Obama, U.S.-Russia relations in the post-Cold War scenario should pick up.
“After Barack Obama becomes president, he should establish better contacts and improve ties with Russia,” CBS quoted Maxim, a young boy from the Russian city of Yaroslavl, as saying.
“I would advise President Obama to telephone our President Medvedev and arrange a meeting between them,” adds Vitaly, also from Yaroslavl.
Russian officials have recently been talking most favorably of the future of the bilateral relations, significantly toning down their anti-American rhetoric which has for years been Moscow’’s trademark in foreign relations.
Last November, President Medvedev made no mention at all of Obama’’s victory when giving his State of the Nation address the day after the U.S. elections, claiming he “forgot.”
The Russian President seems to be showing considerably more interest in the inauguration.
Medvedev said he wanted “U.S.-Russia relations to develop intensely and constructively in all areas.” (ANI)

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