Russia, U.S. must improve relations that not turn into "cold war": Russian president
Russia and the United States must improve relations, which under quite good personal contacts with the U.S. ex-president unlikely turned into the "cold war", Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said in his video blog before U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Moscow, RIA Novosti reported.
"We need to recognize that in recent years, relations between our countries, in fact, have degraded. The crisis of confidence, inaction, reluctance to anything - we can choose different words. The fact is that under a rather good personal contact with the former president, the relationship between Russia and the United States rolled almost to the cold war," Medvedev said in his video blog, posted on the Kremlin's Web site and dedicated tothe history and prospects of the Russian-U.S. relations.
Moreover, the Russian President stressed that the new U.S. administration led by Obama now has shown a willingness to change the situation, as well as build more efficient, more reliable and more modern relations.
"And we are ready for this ... I am convinced that Russia and the United States have something to offer to other countries. Therefore, we need to move only one way - on the road of agreements," Medvedev added.