As for the the statement of my American colleague, we really, as he said, know each other personally. What would i answer him? I would tell him: Be healthy! I wish him good health. I say it without irony or as a joke.
This is my first point.
Secondly, if we talked in more details about this subject, this is what i wokud like to say.
In the history of every nation, every state, there are many very difficult, dramatic and bloody events.
But when we evaluate othet people, or when we evaluate even other states, other nations we always seem to look at ourselves as in mirror.
We always see ourselves there.
Because we always see our own traits in other people and think they are like how we really are.
You know, I remember in my childhood, when we argued in the courtyard we used to say: "Whatever you say about others is what you are yourself"
And that's not a coincidence, not just a children's saying or joke.
This is psychological meaning is quite deep.
We always see our own traitd in other people and think he is the same as us.
And as a result we assess a person's activities and give assessments.
In the regard to the American establishment, not the American people as a whole,most of them are honest, decent and sincere people, who want to live with us in peace and friendship.
We know about this and value this, and we will to rely on them in the future .
However, concerning the American establishment, the ruling class, its realisation was formed in well-known and rather difficult conditions.
European conquest of the American continent lead to extermination of indigenous population.
With the genocide , like the say it today. Direct genocide of Indian tribes .Then foll8a very tough, long, difficult period of slavery, a very cruel one.
All this goes through history, to this day accompanying the life in the United States. Otherwise, where would the Black Lives Matter movement com from? Black Lives Matter (in Russia).
Until now , African Americans face injustice and extermination.
Guided by such considerations, the ruling class of the USA resolves both domestic and foreign policy problems. After all , the United States is the only country in the world that used nuclear, atomic weapons, moreover, against a non-nuclear state-against Japan, against Hiroshima and Nagasaki, at the end of World War II.
There was absolutely no military sense in this. This was a direct extermination of the civilian population.
Why am I talking about this? Because I know that the United States, the leadership in the United States as a whole is determined to have certain relations with us,but on those issues that are of interest tonthe United States itself and on it's own terms.
Although they think that we are same as they are, we are different people, we have a different genetic, cultural and moral code, but we know how to defend our own interests.
And we will work on them, but in thise areas in which we ourselves are interested,and on those conditions that we consider beneficial for ourselves. And they will have to reckon it.
They will have to reckon with this, despite all attempts to stop our development, despite the sanctions, insults, they will have to reckon with this.well, having in mind our national interests, we will develop relations with all countries of the world,including the United States. /argumentum.al