The Russian president spoke about Russian-US relations, Russia’s economic potential, Russia’s efforts at import substitution and even what he believed caused the collapse of the Soviet Union at the 2019 ‘Russia Calling!’ economic forum in Moscow on Wednesday.
Russia and the United States have many areas of common interest, and Moscow is ready to increase cooperation with Washington as far as the US side is willing to do so, President Vladimir Putin has said.
“How do we plan to build relations? I believe that we have many common interests with the United States. The United States is a great country,” Putin said, speaking at the Russia Calling! forum.