Jury to deliver verdict on Nemtsov murder case on June 27Society & Culture June 22, 15:12
‘Syria Tomorrow’ opposition leader counts on Russia’s role in settling crisisWorld June 22, 14:26
Rosneft plans to increase oil refining in 2017Business & Economy June 22, 13:54
Putin lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier in MoscowSociety & Culture June 22, 13:49
Diplomat castigates US remarks against Russian-Serbian center as ‘absurd’Russian Politics & Diplomacy June 22, 13:48
Terror attack in southern Afghanistan kills 29World June 22, 13:26
Press review: Trump not giving Kiev 'money for nothing' and UN picks counterterror chiefPress Review June 22, 13:00
Russia awaits West’s reaction to ‘unidentified aircraft’ supporting IS in AfghanistanRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 22, 12:56
Iskander missile system drills held in eastern RussiaMilitary & Defense June 22, 12:56
MOSCOW, January 13. /TASS/. Russia expects US President-elect Donald Trump’s team to adopt a more pragmatic policy towards many issues, compared to the Obama administration, but a 180 degree shift in the US policies should not be expected, Chairman of Russia’s Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Committee for International Affairs Konstantin Kosachev said commenting on the statements made by secretary of state nominee Rex Tillerson and defense secretary nominee James Mattis.
Both nominees mentioned Russia during their Senate confirmation hearings. When asked to rank the greatest threats to US national security, Mattis said: "I would consider the principal threats to start with Russia", while according to Tillerson, Russia poses a danger to the US.
"No one expects Trump’s team to radically change the US policy towards any matter on which we don’t agree. But we expect them to be more pragmatic and try to come to terms with Russia," Kosachev said. "Russia and the US have many fields where the two countries could cooperate, their number is far more than the number of issues we view differently."