The words "friends" and "Russia" are pretty much exclusive things based on American history.
It really won't change anytime soon either.
But like many others are saying........send over more hot chicks!
We did consider them allies in WWII. Mainly because the Nazi's appeared much worse at the time. The problem now is Russia is losing 700,000 people every year (death and emigration). Near the end the Chekists could start getting as desperate as North Korea.