Russian Messages To The U.S. For The Fourth Of July

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Statue of Liberty collapses into the sea, while planes resembling Russian Su-34 and Su-35 fly above it. A carrier called Democracy” is also about to sink. | Twitter.com/sharzhipero, July 4, 2016

 

Russia As An “Equal Partner” To The U.S.; Not A Regional Power

On July 4, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message to U.S. President Barack Obama with Independence Day greetings. In it, Putin noted that the U.S. should consider Russia an “equal partner”; this appeared to underscore to the U.S. that Russia is not a “regional power,” as Obama called it in 2014.[1] The message stated: “The history of Russian-American relations shows that when we act as equal partners and respect each other’s lawful interests, we are able to successfully resolve the most complex international issues for the benefit of both countries’ peoples and all of humanity.”[2] Continue reading