MOSCOW, November 7 (Itar-Tass) — President Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram of greetings to U.S. President Barack Obama in connection with Obama's victory in the U.S. presidential election, spokesman for the Russian president Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday.
We will make public the text of the message after it is received by the U.S. side, Peskov said. In general, the Kremlin has positively reacted to the news about Barack Obama's victory in the election. We are expressing hope that positive changes in bilateral relations and in the interaction between Russia and the United States in the international arena in the interests of international security and stability will be developing and improving, Peskov said.
We expect Vladimir Putin in the near future to congratulate Barack Obama upon his victory in the election in a telephone conversation, Peskov said.