U.S. Elections and Russia-U.S. Relations
In recent decades Russia has been too focused on the United States. Moscow initially had a strong desire to unite with it in friendship and harmony, but very soon it developed an equally strong urge to take revenge for its loss in the Cold War. Russian leaders and elites hopelessly expected that the United States would understand their problems and do the impossible—recognize Russia as an equal partner. On the eve of the third decade of the 21st century Russians should arm themselves with patience, set their eyes on the domestic affairs.