I was drinking my morning cup of coffee and thinking about how far apart the thinking’s of Russia and America are.
The Western Press is alight with articles about the reset button given to Lavrov by Clinton. They have acted like it was a terrible thing. It was not a terrible thing because Lavrov was partly wrong and just being Lavrov. The word was correct to a point and Svet my wife says that Lavrov should have been more considerate and said the word is fine. Svet says that the word used is a word for restart or reset on a computer.
So while America was worrying about a reset button, they forgot about this tiny issue.
What Russia cared about is the fact, that again: Hillary Clinton can not say Medvedev’s name.
She was embarrassed last year at a presidential debate when she struggled to name the favorite to follow Putin as Russian President and in the end said: “Medvedveda, whatever”.
And it looked like déjà vu at the media conference after her first official meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, in Geneva on Friday. The U.S. Secretary of State said Barack Obama is looking forward to discussing a range of important issues with “President Meddev… Medevev”.
She didn’t say “whatever” this time, however, instead laughing and continuing her speech without trying to pronounce the Russian head of state’s name correctly. (Link)
Now my thoughts are, I would not get caught with that mistake again. I would practice until I had it correct. Seems like an important issue to know the name of the President of the country that you need help from.
So the reset button was a non issue in Russia but what was important was given no airtime in America…
Kyle & Svet
comments always welcome.