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new beginnings

AFP: President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, held an impromptu summit in Lisbon in an effort to build confidence between the two nations, a White House official announced.

“They were able to go aside into a room by themselves and talk for 15 to 20 minutes,” White House spokesman Ben Rhodes told reporters aboard Air Force One before it landed in Washington late Saturday. “It was informal, it wasn?t planned.”

Only a translator accompanied the two leaders at their meeting on the sidelines of a NATO summit, US officials said.

NATO and Russia agreed earlier Saturday to jointly examine a missile shield to defend Europe and boost the flow of supplies to the Afghan war, burying a period of tensions between the former Cold War foes.

The day before, the Western military alliance had agreed to set up an anti-ballistic missile defence system to protect Europe’s populations against rogue rocket attacks and invite Russia to cooperate.

The two sides agreed to study how this cooperation would work, but Medvedev warned Russia would have to be treated as an equal partner if it is to participate.

Rhodes said Obama and Medvedev had developed what he called “a very strong rapport.” “They like each other. They like to see each other,” the spokesman said. “They like to get along and consult about things.” According to administration officials, the meeting was initiated by Obama, who later described it as “very cordial.”


psst, whisper it, more encouraging news from the asian trip….

When Dmitry Medvedev was a law student he used to read articles in the Harvard Law Review by a guy with a funny name. He was, he said, hugely impressed. Now? Medvedev is Russian President, Barack Obama….well, you know. Funny old world.

From earlier this year, HuffPost:

STEPHANOPOULOS: What do you make of Barack Obama the man?

MEDVEDEV: He’s a very comfortable partner, it’s very interesting to be with him. The most important thing that distinguishes him from many other people – I won’t name anyone by name – he’s a thinker, he thinks when he speaks. Which is already pretty good.

STEPHANOPOULOS: You had somebody in your mind, I think. (LAUGHS)

MEDVEDEV: Obviously I do have someone on my mind. I don’t want to offend anyone. He’s eager to listen to his partner, which is a pretty good quality for a politician. Because any politician is to a certain degree a mentor. They preach something. And the ability to listen to their partner is very important for the politician. And he is pretty deeply emerged in the subject, so he has a good knowledge of what he’s talking about. There was no instance in our meetings with Mr. Obama where he wasn’t well prepared for the questions. This is very good. And after all, he’s simply a very pleasant man with whom it’s a pleasure to deal with.


can palin see this handshake from her house?

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev at the APEC Summit in Yokohama November 14


ray’s russian hell burger

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President Barack Obama and Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev at Ray’s Hell Burger in Arlington, Virginia, June 24, 2010


from russia with….well, warmth

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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Washington, June 24, 2010


West Wing Week (“24 Tiny Marzipan Beaks” April 9, 2010)

White House YouTube Channel: This morning’s West Wing Week was uploaded to you from location in Prague, Czech Republic, specifically from the American Ambassador’s residence. It contains portions of the President’s events over the last week, including: a jobs town hall in Charlotte, NC, the White House Easter Egg Roll, the President’s first pitch on opening day for the Nationals, Joe Biden on your recovery dollars, the New START treaty, and much more.

** Includes shocking two second clip of the President punching a bunny **


Za Vas!

President Barack Obama, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, left, and Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus, share a toast during a luncheon at Prague Castle in Prague Prague, Czech Republic, April 8, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


yep, this photo makes me dizzy too

US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev shake hands after signing the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) at the Prague Castle in Prague on April 8, 2010.


wood you believe it?

Jaroslav Navratil presents his wooden marionettes depicting US President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Zlin, Czech Republic,Thursday, April 8, 2010. The set will be sent as a present to the White House. Obama and Medvedev signed the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty in Prague today.


a good start

US President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sign the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) in Prague on April 8, 2010.







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