July 6, 2009
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Global Thinker   July 6th, 2009 4:23 pm ET

I believe that Barrack Obama's visit is a big step toward improving relations with Russia. However many things depend on how the United States is presented to Russian society. As I see it it would be wiser to behave as people and not as nationalities. If we do that there could be a smaller gap between "nations". It is still a mystery to me as to how and why different nations and governments form and develop on our planet.

Aggrey Antiti   July 6th, 2009 4:26 pm ET

After watching the press Conference, President Obama understannds that you can play games all he need Russinas to understand is that Both Russia and US need each other. I think it is possible for President Obama to pull this off, It is simple, all he needs to do is be honest and humbly on what is possible and what is not and Russians will see through and recgnize that he means well.

Aggrey Anditi   July 6th, 2009 4:27 pm ET

President Obama understannds that you can not play games, all he need Russinas to understand is that Both Russia and US need each other.

Jude   July 6th, 2009 4:28 pm ET

I think pres. Obama has taken a great step in the right direction by having extensive dialouge with the Russians. However the person he has to win over is Prime minister Putin as i believe he still calls the shots.

Sayan Majumdar   July 6th, 2009 4:36 pm ET

United States President Barrack Obama’s visit to Russian Federation during July 2009 is bound to improve relations between the two nations as despite harbouring serious differences over critical issues they are overlapped by their areas of convergence of interests.

Both the nations have serious concerns regarding spread of international terrorism alongside proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and some form of mutual adjustments plus actions may be expected in times to come.


Vic Benedicto   July 6th, 2009 4:38 pm ET

Yes. his visit will improve relations.

Idoko Opaluwa   July 6th, 2009 4:39 pm ET

Obama's visit will give Russia a sense of belonging on world affairs, it signals the end of Bush unilaterallly action as it affects world security. After all Russia is one of world's super power.

Karamzo   July 6th, 2009 4:47 pm ET

It is important to understand that the U.S and Russia have had poor relations for many year. I believe that president Obama's visit to Moscow is a key part to start new relations between these two arms super powers.

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TIRDAD GHARIB   July 6th, 2009 4:49 pm ET

Dear Hala Good evenning To You, I am sure in terms of the eyes of alot of countrys and Mr Obama and His views, The us relation with Russia will Look Much Better but as long As Mr Putin Is in Power And As long As Irans regime Is being A Pupet Of Russaia nothing will change and The Us Russain relations will Not Improove at All .very Sincerlly Yours ,TG.
Le Regime Des Mollahs En Iran sont super malins Mr Ahmadinejad Juste apres Le discours de Ali Khamneii est Parti En Russie Et a montrer Au monde Que Monsieur Ahmadinejad Et Monsieur Putin sont Inseparables Merci Biens Hala Pour Votre excellente question comme Toujours, See You Tonight On Tv.

Jasmine from Iran   July 8th, 2009 10:01 am ET

I think Obama is a great speaker and truly has good intentions.

Sadly I think he is a bit naive in thinking that "having dialog" with politicians in countries such as Russia, China, Iran, Syria, Palestine, Isreal, North Korea and ... is going to bring peace to the world.

First of all those countries do not care about people in their own countries and take any measure to stay in power. So why would they care and take into consideration what OBAMA has to say.

All dictators in those countries are benefitting financially and having power from the state that they are keeping the countries in. Now why would they give up power and money.

So how is Obama going to achieve this with "Talks".
It is like talking to evil and serial killers that have killed thousand of people.

Talking achieves thing when you deal with people who have understanding and compassion. And sadly that is not the case with the above mentioned countries.

I wish President Obama the best and luck.

The only way the US relationship with those countries dictators will improve is if US turn a blind eye on what those dictators are doing and let them do what ever they want. They they Love USA.

Kinda like what the Clinton administration did and see everyone still loved him.

May god protect us if President Obama turn a blind eye on what is happening in this part of the world for the sake of having a good relationship with evil.

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