The negative attitude towards Moscow is cultivated in the United States politicians, who thereby hope to increase their influence within the country. This was stated by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, speaking at the Arctic forum in Arkhangelsk, reports RIA Novosti.
“The anti-Russian card is played in the interests of certain political forces within the United States to raise, to consolidate their own positions within the United States,” — said Putin.
He stressed that Russia belongs to the United States “as a superpower with which we want to establish very good partnerships”. “All the rest is lies and fictions against Russia and provocations. All of it is used for the domestic American agenda”, — Putin said.
The President also noted that Moscow and Washington are good examples of cooperation on Arctic development, which involve “enormous potential” for both countries and around the world. “I hope that we will reach a road with two way movement and will improve Russian-American relations for the benefit of our peoples and the whole world”, — concluded the Russian leader.
At the end of last year, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that Russian-American relations “is hardly something to mess around” as they are “quite at the bottom.” However Moscow hopes for resumption of dialogue, he stressed.
Shortly before Putin put on the American government responsible for the deterioration of relations with Russia. “It’s not our choice, we never wanted”, he said.