Skip to comments.Gorbachev upbeat on US-Russia ties after Obama visit
Posted on 03/26/2009 8:35:12 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev said on Thursday he was more optimistic about the prospect of improving U.S.-Russian relations after meeting U.S. President Barack Obama earlier this month.
Ties between the former Cold War enemies have been strained by NATO expansion, a planned U.S.-backed missile defense system in Eastern Europe, tensions between Russia and Georgia and differences on how to deal with Iran's nuclear program.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Obama will meet in London on April 1 ahead of the G20 most developed nations summit. Gorbachev met with Obama and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden last week, the latest in a series of high-level visits.
"I heard from the president (Obama) that he wanted to improve relations with Russia," Gorbachev said at a meeting of the American Jewish Historical Society in New York where he appeared with former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz.
"Also I had a detailed one-hour conversation with the vice president and ... I am more optimistic today about improved relations between our two nations," Gorbachev said.
A delegation led by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger visited Russia earlier in March and met Medvedev.
Shultz, who made a similar visit to Moscow under former U.S. President George W. Bush, said such contacts were "an effort to try to help get a constructive possibility going."
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Medvedev and Obama. Two puppets.
Didn't the US give him a place at the old Presidio (Military base) in San Francisco to run his globalist agenda from?
Perfect pal for Obama.
Sure, from Russia’s point of view, things will be great. They will be able to sqeeze, invade, and otherwise dominate New Europe (and Old Europe, too, but who cares?), and zero’s response will be to apologize for the US not doing enough to be Russia’s “friend” aka whipping boy.
I am sure the communists are thrilled that we are adopting their system.
They will be able to sqeeze, invade, and otherwise dominate New Europe (and Old Europe, too, but who cares?),...
Hmmm ...wonder how the 'Ruskies' would deal with the influx on millions of Isalmic believeres? Wonder what 'brand' of sharia law the 'Ruskies' would allow in their 'Old Europe' conquest?
Sure, he looked into Zero’s eyes, and saw the rebirth of the USSR in there. Oh happy days are here again.
TRANSLATION: "If Zero or Biden had been President when I ran the USSR, we would still be the USSR and we would be one hell of a lot larger. But no, it was my crappy luck to have to face Ronald Reagan."
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