Russian-US Contacts Continue Against All The Odds

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Authored by Peter Korzun via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

"We stand for constructive, predictable and mutually beneficial cooperation," said Russian President Vladimir Putin at a ceremony in the Kremlin when Jon Huntsman, the new US ambassador to Russia, presented his diplomatic credentials. "The current level of the ties cannot satisfy us," he added.

The ambassador said in a statement released after the ceremony that he "looks forward to working to rebuild trust between our two countries and to strengthening the bilateral relationship based on cooperation on common."

Huntsman takes office at the time the bilateral relations are on a downward spiral of sanctions and accusations, reaching the lowest ebb since the nadir of the Cold War. The “diplomatic war” is raging, arms control is in doldrums with the future of two remaining major treaties in question. Europe is turning into a hotbed. The fate of the INF Treaty is unknown as the parties exchange accusations of non-compliance. A dispute over the Treaty on Open Skies may lead Washington to announce new restrictions on Russian military flights over US territory in the coming days.

The two powers view the world differently and the gap appears to be too wide to bridge. But a closer look at the recent events gives a glimmer of hope for the complex Russia-US relationship.

It was reported in late September that US officials were seeking ways to improve communication with Moscow and build “some degree of trust.” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told Russian Izvestia newspaper that his regular meetings with Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon were of great importance and will continue despite of the fact that no tangible progress has been achieved so far. He said there were some certain results. The deputy minister did not elaborate.

It has been reported recently that Russian and US generals held a meeting in September to discuss the situation in Syria. It was the first contact of its kind. Col. Ryan Dillon, the Pentagon’s spokesman, said there would be more such meeting in future. Last month, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met twice at the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to talk privately. The situation in the Middle East, and Syria in particular, topped the agenda. US officials are now considering the prospects of reviving military-to-military contacts.

There has been a lot of speculation that Russia might not comply with the New START limits by the February 2018 deadline. On October 2, a US State Department report was published to say that Russia is in compliance with the provisions of the treaty. Last month, Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control Mikhail Ulyanov said Moscow intends to discuss with the US the possibility of the New START Treaty’s prolongation.

In February, President Trump decried the New START as an agreement favoring Moscow. Now he appears to change his position on the issue. The remarks by the Trump administration officials suggest the treaty will remain in force and the door remains open to pursuing an extension of the accord, which is set to expire in 2021.

Space exploration is one of the few areas where international cooperation between Russia and the US has not been affected by the deterioration of the bilateral ties. On September 27, Russian Roscosmos signed a joint statement with NASA at the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, to collaborate on a future spaceport orbiting the moon called Deep Space Gateway. Igor Komarov, the head of Roscosmos, said the first modules would be built between 2024 and 2026. The facility would serve as a gateway to both deep space and the lunar surface and would be developed, serviced and used in collaboration with commercial and international partners. 

Russia and the United States also discussed using Moscow's Proton-M and Angara rockets as well as other spacecraft to help create the infrastructure of the lunar spaceport. The main works were slated to begin in the mid-2020s. Russia and the US work side by side on the International Space Station.

The recent flurry of international activity involving Libya makes it expedient for the two powers to explore the ways to cooperate on this problem and bring other Libyan forces to the negotiating table.

Moscow and Washington could discuss the ways to address this acute international issue at the UN Security Council.

The contacts are maintained against all the odds. The sides continue cooperate in some areas. The relationship has nosedived but it’s not all doom and gloom. There is still a chance for better times.

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Blue Steel 309's picture

It is almost like there is one line of diplomacy that is theatre for the goyim, and another line of diplomacy that is genuine.

Putrid_Scum's picture

Forget this article and any article that speaks of peace. Read The Reset and write me an email if you want to know what's actually happening.

Escrava Isaura's picture

Ohh boy!

Russia needs to talk to the US more than the US to Russia. Russia cannot sustain a war by NATO  on its west while having 1.3 billion desperate Chineses on the East.

Trump is right in talking to Russia. And this is the few things, if not the only thing, Trump is doing right.


07564111's picture

load of shit from a tard, NATO are useless fags in camo..they know it and we know it.

Manthong's picture


It seems to me that the Russians know the internal FUBAR that is the US deep state and fraud finance system. Maybe they hope that when they and the Chinese finally fork the dollar, a lot of the dysfunctional and avaricious elements in the US will get shaken out.

Either that or total war… military or cyber.

07564111's picture

This where his child like logics fail because he thinks this is just some game.. He think that any NATO move on Russia will not also include an attack on Moscow and Peter. Such action will result in the immediate first missile strikes hitting > Warsaw > Brussels > Berlin > and Hamburg.

If people think that the bombing of Dresden was something ghastly then they should think of the modern weapons of this world today and the destruction they will cause. NATO and the EU are not so stupid yet.

BennyBoy's picture


More meetings mean less chance for war.

Also means alt.dems need to keep coming up with no-evidence claims, allegation and accusations.

FoggyWorld's picture

And having Jon Huntsman in that Ambassadorial spot really helps both sides.  He is intelligent and also knows how to handle himself and problems.  Surprised really that he signed up but can't think of anyone better for both countries' sake.


Both the US and Russia know there would be no winner in a nuclear war. The only purpose of NATO is the transfer of more money to the MIC. Those weapons will never see any action.

Bavarian's picture

You couldn't be more wrong as the US is getting it's ass kicked everywhere.  No one fears the US any longer and for what reason?  

They're being isolated from the ME, EU and east and have only Israel who won't be able to help them when the economic collapse hits the 20+ trillion debt-slaved 'mercans.  And the rest of the world is dumping the petrodollar and going to a gold reserve. 

The blind neocons pay no attention to such matters but the WH is smartly making moves toward being included with the world economy vice trying to dominate it.  


07564111's picture

"Forget this article"

Yep, there's almost no dialogue at all and what little is lies from the J.U.S.A.

In other news King Salman arrives in Moscow in very nice motorcade.


Blue Steel 309's picture

Do I get a hat with that, or can I just read the "real story" on your website?

Honest question.

General Titus's picture

Russia fights the fake ISIS & Al-CIA-duh terrorists while the US/Israel/Saudi Arabia/UAE/UK/France help the terrorists

BritBob's picture

Putin's Russia can't be trusted - Russia tells Britain give back the Falklands before telling US what to do.

RUSSIA has told Britain it should "clean its conscience" and give back the Falkland Islands before it criticises them over their involvement in Ukraine. Moscow's ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin made the shocking remarks when responding to his British counterpart Matthew Rycroft at a UN security council meeting in New York. (Daily Express 4 Feb 2017)

Funny thing to say when Argentina has never legally owned the Falklands. So how can they 'be returned' ?

Falklands- Never Belonged to Argentina (1 pg):

The bad guys ?

Blanco Diablo's picture

Boob has abandoned England and his Kinsman ........... Escape from King Khan's English Caliphate, searching for stolen lands in order to avoid King Khan's Jizya tax and Sharia in Londonistan.... 

While England burns BooB buggars himself and his kinsmen, dreaming of Piracy, Plunder and looting of foreign lands.....or maybe a job with the "White Helmets"

London has fallen, England is lost to Islam.....

Muhammad is now the most popular name for baby boys in England and Wales.....

Stoning for adultery. Amputations for theft. Death for apostates.This is life under Sharia law and it's alive and well in, of all places, Great Britain.

UK Muslim Patrol: "This is Not a Christian Country... We Will Implement Islam Upon Your Necks"

The NHS recorded more than 9,000 incidents of female genital mutilation (FGM) in England between April 2016 and March 2017....

The 23,000 jihadists MI5 officials have publicly admitted are living in the UK “may be the tip of the iceberg":Colonel Richard Kemp

The changing face of Britain: A child in Birmingham is now more likely to be a Muslim than English.
THREE major towns and cities have seen their white British population fall to a minority, mirroring that of London. And other population centres are set to follow.

Birminham: ‘Aggressive’ Islamic Push in City’s Schools
Mainly financed from Saudi Arabia, which “is heavily involved in exporting an illiberal, bigoted Wahhabi ideology.”

“A number of Britain’s most serious Islamist hate preachers sit within the Salafi-Wahhabi ideology and are apparently linked to Islamist extremism sponsored from overseas, either by having studied in Saudi Arabia as part of scholarship programmes, or by having been provided with extreme literature and material within the UK itself.”

Maybe supporting the Saudi cleansing of Yemen is not such a good idea.

An act of piracy. Steal a piece of the Rock (Gibraltar) , British obtained ‘a monopoly of the slave trade to Spanish-America.

 During the Spanish succession war the UK supported the side of the Austrian claimant to the throne, and invaded Gibraltar on its name (since they were not involved in a war against Spain). Shortly after they however decided to claim it for themselves, which means it was an act of piracy.

The United Nations has repeatedly stated that Gibraltar should be returned to Spain. We can read in Encyclopedia Britannica of 1879 (vol. 10, page 586) that the British occupation of Gibraltar was an act of piracy against England’s honor. In 1862 British Liberal statesman John Bright stated that Gibraltar was taken and kept by England when there was no war between England and Spain, and its acquisition was against every possible moral law and code of honor. The Isthmus, now lawlessly occupied by Britain, was lent from Spain in the 19th century as part of a humanitarian and Patriotic initiative (Spanish consider Gibraltarians as compatriots) in order to isolate the Gibraltar population affected by Yellow Fever. Since then, Britain has illicitly claimed it as its own, going so far as to erect an airport. In 1951 Irish professor of Hispanic Studies at Glasgow University William C. Atkinson stated that England added insult to injury by doing so. England is not in possession of a complete sovereignty over Gibraltar: As agreed in Utrecht, Spain would not concede any Territorial Jurisdiction. This means that England can not dictate laws in Gibraltar, and is therefore, not in a governing position.

The Treaty of Utrecht

 Article X of the Treaty had specified the expulsion and future exclusion of Jews from the Rock. ( see LINK ) To put this in context, a survey carried out by the Inspectors of the Army one year before Utrecht was signed, showed that Jews were paying rent for over a third of the properties in the town. Two years after this the number of Jews in Gibraltar had risen to 150 most of which were from Barbary. The records also show that most Moroccan Jews were trading with their own country – mostly Tetuan - on behalf of British, Christian and other Jewish merchants. In effect they had a monopoly for the supply of fresh food for the Garrison.

English ministers in London repeatedly ordered the military governors of the Rock to honour the Treaty and get rid of the Jews and they in turn assured them that they would. But they didn’t - other than partially and only during a very short period after the Treaty was signed.

When the acting Governor Stanhope Cotton was instructed to get rid of them he procrastinated. When London insisted, he was economical with the truth. When he was told that there were 300 Jews still living on the Rock he replied that there were just ‘a few above one’. What he actually meant was that he had only expelled those Jews who were of no consequence to him; in other words, those that were not paying him any bribes.


kenzo7's picture

You pills dude... take your pills already...

WTFUD's picture

Time for Russia to play hardball and evict these EVIL BASTARDS out of Syria. Everything about Vichy DC is Putrid. Month by month their vassals are seeing the light and jumping ship while Putin's stock/street cred ( even the old Wahhabi Pig fuck is visiting the ONLY true Statesman on his turf ) skyrockets.

I can name not ONE US politician worth meeting as they're Puppets of the Neocons. Remember Hoss Kerry being handed notes (like a schoolboy) by Vicky (the CUNT) Nuland when sat at the table with Putin. How embarrassing!

The US are drowning in a Sea of Piss, why throw them a Lifeline when they've tried every dirty rotten trick in the book to demonize you?

The Wizard's picture

Meet Tom Massie from Kentucky. The most liberty minded Congressman. Possibly a couple others.

Swamp Yankee's picture

Please, please please keep talking.


Talking = good.


Shooting = bad.

MaxThrust's picture

"The two powers view the world differently"

 You mean the [Rothchild / Rockerfeller] Deepstate controlled Congresss views the world differrently.

In this case I agree.

Arrest Hillary's picture

The Don on the Potomac, Vlad on the Don, Bibi by the Dead Sea and Xi of the South China Sea, Abe of the southern archipelago .... are biding their time .... things are a little hot right now .... Northern Latitudinists don't despair .... your day will come .... and the middle earth monkeys will be leashed ?

Arrest Hillary's picture

When it comes to people .... I'm a benevolent, breezy, all things considered racial raconteur .... when it come to sub-humans .... I'm a strict constructionist Darwinian ?

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

With North Korea as "lets make a deal" (

Donald "Yeltsin" to Vlad Putin... You already know our situation?... We're hard up because of all the damage we've created in the ME and Eastern Europe in our looting operation(s) gone bad for the past 28 years... We're $24 trillion in the "shitter" and need a hand out otherwise we'll be starting WWIII.

Please Russia give U.S. a $5 trillion interest free loan on "lay away" and the threats of human extinction by our mouthpiece will "STOP"! For NOW at least...

Oh... And this needs to be mentioned. We're real sorry about the last 3 decades in your Country arming Chechens to destabilize your Country killing hundreds of thousands, and attempting to over run your oil, media and banks, along with freezing your assets in our banks.

We realize these were not very nice, but lets let bygones be bygones and we'll "move along" as if nothing ever happened. That is after of course you give U.S. our interest free loan on lay away!...

theeseer's picture

The time has come for everyone to be aware that the "Disclosure Project" led by Dr. Steven Greer is about to blow the lid off the UFO and Alien visitation situation. That is the reason the Russia and the USA along with NATO and China ultimately have to co operate.

theeseer's picture

You tube has been forced to delete the Edgar Mitchel confession about UFO's find it here

historian40's picture

Sometimes I think Russia and the US are pulling the same deception they did in the so-called "cold war".  Not really opposed, but creating the illusion to push the zionist empire's narrative and to mask the true purpose of the expansion and use of the military.

StarGate's picture

There are 2 Russias:

The new post-communist fall & pro-Christian Russia led by Putin --

and the old oligarchy, Khazarian and wealthy communist mafia that overthrew the Russian empire in 1917, that retain black market economic and covert political power. They did not disappear when the "old" Russia fell in the 1990's - they went underground - rogue.

When you watch the "anti-Russia" news and congressional prob discoveries, figure out "which" Russia they are talking about.

One Russia supports Hillary,
the other does not.

Old Hippie Patriot's picture

If the US can get out from under the City of London, then Russia and America are natural allies in the war against the globalists. The Czar helped Lincoln keep Britain and France from entering in the side of the Confederacy by sending his fleet to help in Lincoln's blockade. Russia is owed the same debt the US owes France. It was existential assistance.

StarGate's picture

Yes, and Russia is responsible for the freedom of US slaves (Black and white - Scots/Irish). Lincoln was proslavery until the Russian Tzar convinced him otherwise.
Russia has oil and gold.
Russia is a natural buffer for the US with North Korea, China and Iran.

The ancient Khazarians (faux/Jews - actually Turks) and shadow govt benefit from their anti-Russia objectives, whereas Americans are damaged by it on all fronts. Russia resisted the Khazarian Fed Reserve central bank control and Russia expelled the Khazarians centuries ago as troublemakers.

There are NO benefits to Americans having Russia created as an enemy.