SANFRANCISCO /State of California/, November 30. /TASS/. Russia wants to have equal and pragmatism-based relations with Washington, Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said on Thursday during a reception at the World Affairs Council non-government organization.
The Russian diplomat expressed regret that Russia is accused of interference into the United States’ domestic affairs without any ground. At the same time, he stressed that the Russian side is set to develop "pragmatic and equal" relations with the United States. He did not rule out that US Congressmen might be afraid of meeting with him to normalize relations.
The Russian ambassador is currently on a trip to the state of California that will last till December 3. the program of Antonov’s trip includes meetings with Russian compatriots, experts and businessmen. He will also speak at universities, inspect Russian diplomatic facilities in San Francisco and visit Fort Ross, a former Russian settlement and fortress, which is now a historic landmark and part of the State Historic Park in California.