Russian Federation Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is waiting for a new US Administration to improve relations with Russia. “I’m waiting for the improvement of relations. They strained our relations, so let them improve them”, Putin has stated in an interview with French paper Figaro.
The Russian Prime Minister noted that one US politician has stated that when Lincoln was President the US preferred to have good relations with Russia rather than all other European states, because Russia wanted the US to prosper. Putin says that whenever global-scale political conflagrations begin, Russia and the US are together. “This indicates that our common interests are more important than some disagreements, as we saw during the First and Second World Wars. We never forget this in Russia. We want our American partners to remember this too,” Putin stressed.