Saturday, November 08, 2008

Russia Hopes for "Second Wind" in Relations with US

In his first state of the union speech, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said that he hopes the election of Barack Obama will make for a second wind of relations between the United States and Russia.

Speaking of national leaders and their ages, President Medvedev is 42, born in 1966. And just as the US experienced a post-war baby boom, so did Russia. This cadre of kids-now-grown is known as the Spuntnik generation, named for the Russian satellite launched in 1957. 

News flash: Oi! This just posted at Russia Today, Obama's Adventures in Russia, the story of his being held at a Siberian airport for 3 hours in 2005. I'll bet some airport officials wish they had handled things a bit differently.


Just watched the video and I'm still shaking my head.

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