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Russian ambassador spoke about his trip to California

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The Russian ambassador to the US, Anatoly Antonov, spent four busy days in the state of California, where he met with many people: businessmen, scientists, students and other representatives of the American society, reports RIA News.




Representatives of American business, I definitely all, at least with whom I met, said that they were not going to leave Russia,
said Antonov.

According to him, the "main problem" for entrepreneurs and diplomats is "the lack of predictability regarding the possible actions of the US administration."

The ambassador also noted that representatives of Russian companies that operate in Silicon Valley “face serious difficulties,” including those of a “political nature”.

At the same time, he believes that the people with whom he was able to meet during a trip to the state of California, in general, showed a positive attitude and interest in strengthening Russian-American relations.

Today, a visit to Fort Ross, in fact, ends my first trip around the country. I spent four days, four busy days in California. I managed to meet so many people. They were businessmen, they were scientists, they were students. These were ordinary people
told Antonov.

The ambassador noted that he had yet to analyze what he saw.

But, most importantly, I, unlike the television channels, which I constantly watch in Washington, did not feel dislike. Neither to myself, nor to the Russian Federation. All people approached me, approached, worried about the current state of Russian-American relations,
He stressed.

Many said: "We do not understand what is happening in Washington, we do not see any problems for the development of Russian-American relations",
added Antonov.

At the same time, he noted that many American journalists who wanted to talk with him during the trip were interested not in “real, deep problems of Russian-American relations”, but in frivolous questions and “fried facts”.
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  1. Spartanez300
    Spartanez300 3 December 2017 11: 51 New
    +5
    Such trips need to be carried out more often and brought to the Americans that Russia is not an evil empire but a quite friendly country.
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 3 December 2017 11: 54 New
      +3
      "Russia Friendly country", such a headline in the press can not be sold

      At the same time, he noted that many American journalists who wanted to talk with him during the trip were interested not in “real, deep problems of Russian-American relations”, but in frivolous questions and “fried facts”.
      Need Hype, Need Ratings
      1. Logall
        Logall 3 December 2017 12: 25 New
        +8
        Quote: Chertt
        "Russia Friendly country", such a headline in the press can not be sold

        And such - '' Russia is an anti-enemy! ''
        1. The comment was deleted.
    2. Reserve officer
      Reserve officer 3 December 2017 11: 58 New
      +4
      "... American journalists who wanted to talk to him during the trip were interested in ... frivolous questions and fried facts."
      Well, it's just in the blood of any media. The main thing is to shout first, they say - a sensation, raise the rating. But serious questions require time to understand and ponder their statements. You can fly with sensations ...
    3. ul_vitalii
      ul_vitalii 3 December 2017 11: 59 New
      +9
      Only sparrow shooting remains, the heavy artillery (RT and Sputnik, representative offices) was suppressed. hi
    4. Chertt
      Chertt 3 December 2017 12: 02 New
      +3
      The picture was killed, Levada Center Poll .... These "strange people" whom and where they interviewed
      1. Slovak
        Slovak 3 December 2017 16: 35 New
        +1
        Levada put her pictures, "figures and facts" were given from Fashington
    5. Piramidon
      Piramidon 3 December 2017 12: 43 New
      +1
      Quote: Spartanez300
      Such trips need to be carried out more often and brought to the Americans that Russia is not an evil empire but a quite friendly country.

      One ambassador is unable to do anything. Well, he can’t travel to all states with speeches. And they shut up the Russian channels (RT) with all their might. As far as I know, most Americans use cable TV, and our broadcast now (after the adoption of these laws) can only broadcast via satellite. RT had access to cable. Well, and what’s in “the most democratic democracy”, if, as it once was, you’ve got the deepest “voice of America” about the “strangulation of freedom of choice” when they silenced it in the USSR, now they have completely adopted the experience ..
    6. Mavrikiy
      Mavrikiy 3 December 2017 14: 08 New
      +4
      Quote: Spartanez300
      Such trips need to be carried out more often and brought to the Americans that Russia is not an evil empire but a quite friendly country.

      Well, the Lvada Center is still a blunder. Friend Ukraine is 2 times higher than Cuba, and Germany is higher than Cuba! This is probably the AUDI General has not yet screwed up ...
      Enemy Ukraine at the level of Afghanistan .... It is clear that the Afghan gerach did not deliver to Levada. The sprats are certainly cool, but there is no beast meaner and meaner than the British tattered cat.
      The poll was revered, now pull the rope ....
    7. weksha50
      weksha50 3 December 2017 16: 35 New
      +4
      [quote = Spartanez300] Russia is not an evil empire but a quite friendly country [/ quote

      I’m probably some kind of FOB ... Of the entire list of friends of Russia, I can only name Belarusians and Belarus more or less ... I mean both the state (Old Man with his twists) and the people ...

      And anyway, what and ..individual was this list? CIA officer?
      1. 1331M
        1331M 3 December 2017 16: 43 New
        +1
        I made up ...
        And something so straightforwardly clumsy? I tried, actually .... repeat Could praise ........... drinks
        1. weksha50
          weksha50 3 December 2017 18: 34 New
          +1
          Quote: 1331M
          Could praise ...........


          Well tady - OH !!! drinks
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 3 December 2017 11: 52 New
    +3
    for entrepreneurs and diplomats, there’s a “lack of predictability regarding possible actions by the US administration.”

    ... in other words, the mericatos are afraid of their authorities ... and they don’t know what officials will throw out tomorrow, but by and large - Russophobes ...
    1. Jedi
      Jedi 3 December 2017 12: 02 New
      +6
      As elsewhere: the opinions and actions of politicians are not at all the will of the people.
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 3 December 2017 12: 05 New
        +1
        ... it turns out that businessmen are being bent in the meritosia, especially those who want to do business with us ... chop the branch on which they sit ...
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 3 December 2017 12: 06 New
          +4
          Those who are at the helm and already sitting on a money bag do not care about everyone else.
  3. 1331M
    1331M 3 December 2017 11: 58 New
    +2
    Unsurprising ro ... physiognomy. It is necessary Gromyko there ...
    1. Beby
      Beby 3 December 2017 12: 18 New
      +4
      Quote: 1331M
      Unsurprising ro ... physiognomy.

      The most correct physiognomy (not particularly noticeable, not particularly expressive, etc.), .. for 3-letter services and departments.

      Quote: 1331M
      Gromyko must be there ...

      But “Gromykov” while there is no harm available, .. and Churkin, well, did not survive a long stay there - it is harmful to health, if you work honestly and conscientiously.
      1. 1331M
        1331M 3 December 2017 12: 25 New
        +1
        good You don’t write about Churkin, don’t be angry ........... hi
        1. Beby
          Beby 3 December 2017 13: 02 New
          +4
          And yet, “we” will write about Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin - for he must be remembered not only to “us”, but to those who have already begun to forget him!
          Yes, and a cast-iron monument (Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin) would not hurt to install somewhere in the park - where there are more people wandering around ... or better, several (in different cities, for example).
        2. weksha50
          weksha50 3 December 2017 16: 40 New
          +2
          Quote: 1331M
          You don’t write about Churkin, don’t be angry ..........


          He Churkina - did not offend ... On the contrary ... Reread?
          "But “Gromykov” while there is no harm in stock, .. and Churkin, now, I have not survived a long stay there - it is harmful to health, if honestly and conscientiously work "...

          In fact, he put Churkin at the level of Gromyko ...
          No need to bark at each other for anything ... There are trolls enough to get your nerves ... hi
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 3 December 2017 12: 10 New
    +2
    Most “ordinary” Americans will not be shown on the map where Ukraine is ... And they don’t want to know what is happening in Russia.
  5. Nemesis
    Nemesis 3 December 2017 12: 12 New
    +4
    Another tale of good people and bad boyars .... In 1941, the same tales were told about Germany, and then they asked German prisoners of war - Why are German workers and peasants fighting against the USSR ?! The Germans looked at questions such as aliens asking them ... Hitler promised them land in Russia and they attacked Russia .... Today, these US businessmen in Washington are promised further plunder of the Russian Federation, as under Yeltsin and they will gladly accept participation in it .... And such an ambassador in the Russian government does not belong, they are not able to really assess the situation and it is too expensive for Russia .... The fact that Russia does not have turbines for frigates today is the fault of such ambassadors and the like figures in the Kremlin ... who feed us tales of the brotherhood of peoples in the spirit of the USSR ... Each people has its own country and every normal person thinks about it, not about foreigners ...
    1. samarin1969
      samarin1969 3 December 2017 14: 07 New
      +2
      You have described everything very correctly ... hi ... And your "Every nation has its own country and every normal person thinks about it, and not about foreigners ..." - you can nail on all the doors of the "high offices" of the Russian Federation.
      I do not agree solely on the personality of Mr. Antonov. This, given his biography, "is able to really appreciate the situation."
      1. Nemesis
        Nemesis 3 December 2017 14: 45 New
        +1
        Judging by his statement, I would not say that about him ...
  6. To be or not to be
    To be or not to be 3 December 2017 12: 13 New
    +6
    "" Today is a visit to Fort Ross, .. "said Antonov.

    From the story, “The First Chief Ruler of Russian America, Alexander Baranov, ordered the expeditions to California to find land for agricultural activities ... The penetration of Russians into California began with field expeditions. The first Russian ship to reach California in June 1806, became "Juno", on which NP Rezanov sailed, who for the first time established diplomatic relations with the Spanish and American colonists of California. Here Rezanov met his beloved - Concepcion Arguelo - the daughter of the commandant of San Francisco. This page of Rezanov’s biography subsequently served as the basis of the lyric the dramatic poem "Juno and Avos" written by the poet Andrei Voznesensky, based on which was created the highly popular rock opera of the same name.

    During the expeditions carried out in 1808-1812 under the leadership of Ivan Kuskov, a plateau was selected 30 km north of the Rumyantsev Bay, separated from the rest by deep gorges and surrounded by timber forest and pastures.

    In 1812, Alexander Baranov decided to build a fortress and settlement on this site, which was called Ross. ""
    https://cont.ws/@moria4ok/80924
    1. weksha50
      weksha50 3 December 2017 16: 45 New
      +2
      Quote: To be or not to be
      "" Today is a visit to Fort Ross, .. "said Antonov.


      Ahem ... Did the "owners" of the territory understand the hint? bully
      So in vain, some of the members of the forum on VO are driving a wave of ambassador ...
      1. poquello
        poquello 3 December 2017 17: 25 New
        +2
        in, at a glance
        The Russian ambassador to Washington, Anatoly Antonov, during a visit to the Fort Ross Historical Park, presented a commemorative medal to the leader of the Kashai Pomo Indian tribe, who agreed 200 years ago to go under the protectorate of the Russian Empire.
        Representatives of this people - help - live in Northern California, including in the area of ​​Fort Ross Park. They speak kashaya. In 1817, an agreement was concluded between them and the Russian-American company, according to which the Indians agreed to go under the protection of the Russian Empire, reports TASS.
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 3 December 2017 12: 13 New
    +3
    We do not understand what is happening in Washington ...

    Washington itself does not understand what is happening. Several insane senators, an inadequate person who lost the election with her entourage, several generals, controlled media put the whole world on its ears and created chaos in itself, which is not yet known how it will end.
    1. weksha50
      weksha50 3 December 2017 16: 43 New
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Washington itself does not understand what is happening. Several insane senators, an inadequate person who lost the election with her entourage, several generals, controlled media put the whole world on its ears and created chaos in itself, which is not yet known what will end.


      Great !!! good drinks
  8. poquello
    poquello 3 December 2017 12: 17 New
    +3
    Today visiting Fort Ross

    you go where, in the old Russian colonies, they will start yelling
  9. askort154
    askort154 3 December 2017 12: 27 New
    +3
    Whatever the “bubbles” the diplomats let in (this is their job), you cannot hide the obvious. But one thing is obvious - Russia, the only country in the world that does not want to lie under the United States, and openly declares this. Therefore, the United States, all its resources were thrown to eliminate this bone in their throat.
    1. Vintovkin
      Vintovkin 3 December 2017 17: 48 New
      0
      Quote: askort154
      single

      Be proud, we are not alone. There is another proud country, the DPRK ...
      1. demo
        demo 3 December 2017 19: 39 New
        +2
        And Cuba?
        Nicaragua?
  10. Greenwood
    Greenwood 3 December 2017 12: 29 New
    +4
    Heh, funny. In the meantime:
    US ambassador cancels visit to Far East due to authorities' refusal to meet
    The US Embassy in Russia announced the cancellation of the ambassador’s trip to the Far East due to the fact that the leaders of local authorities refused to meet with him.

    “Due to the fact that none of the officials in the region, including the acting governor of Primorsky Krai, the governor of Sakhalin Oblast, the mayor of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, could not find an opportunity to meet with Ambassador Huntsman, the trip was unfortunately canceled,” the statement said message from the embassy.

    The diplomatic mission emphasized that before this, Huntsman had visited Yekaterinburg and St. Petersburg (where, like in Vladivostok, the US consulates general are located), and both of these trips were successful.

    US Ambassador Allows Resumption of Visa Interviews in Russian Regions
    SOCIETY
    “The reaction of the local authorities also led to the fact that we were forced to withdraw our request for the possibility for Ambassador Huntsman to talk with the commander of the Pacific Fleet of Russia during a trip on security issues in the Pacific region, which are of mutual interest,” the embassy emphasized.

    Expressing disappointment with the cancellation of the visit of the head of the diplomatic mission to the Far East, the US embassy noted that Huntsman is committed to the “frank and open dialogue”, which should begin the path to improving relations between the US and Russia, “but the Russian side must also be ready for this” .
    1. askort154
      askort154 3 December 2017 12: 57 New
      +1
      Greenwood ..... could not find an opportunity to meet with Ambassador Huntsman ....

      Why waste time. They believe that he is from Khanty-Mansiysk. belay
    2. weksha50
      weksha50 3 December 2017 16: 51 New
      +2
      Quote: Greenwood
      Heh, funny. In the meantime:
      US ambassador cancels visit to Far East due to authorities' refusal to meet


      Heh ... Yes, that's funny too ... Why no one put this news + ...
      The fact that in Yekaterinburg the US ambassador licked out soles (not people, but lured businessmen) is understandable ... Unfortunately, they were also found in St. Petersburg ... Well, but Vladivostok bluntly said that it wasn’t such a big figure for receptions arrange ...
      And do not drive the blizzard that the Amer ambassador is committed to improving Russian-American relations ...
      Yeah ... improvements ... subject to Russia's compliance with all indications from the United States ...
      It’s a pity, I don’t have a photo of a huge blow to put into my text, as an answer to the ambassador and all the USA ...
      1. Vintovkin
        Vintovkin 3 December 2017 17: 01 New
        +4
        Quote: weksha50
        blew


        Do not deny yourself George, often already there ..
        Here they are adversaries wink
        1. weksha50
          weksha50 3 December 2017 18: 37 New
          +1
          Quote: Vintovkin
          Do not deny yourself George, often already there ..


          Thank you for understanding ! hi
  11. 23424636
    23424636 3 December 2017 12: 58 New
    +1
    brother visited our Russian land in the fort there, the ashes of our ancestors will give you the strength to keep the bar wide. Only do not meet this terrible power bitch, from whom Churkin became, you know, someone. but certainly not everyone.
  12. SCHMEL
    SCHMEL 3 December 2017 13: 01 New
    0
    He noted that many American journalists were not interested in “real, deep problems of Russian-American relations,” but in frivolous questions and “fried facts.”
    Because the vast majority of North American residents live in imaginary reality and discuss fake news. laughing I am glad that the Russian ambassador to the United States begins to have a real impression of the country of arrival ...
  13. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 3 December 2017 13: 58 New
    +1
    "Representatives of the American business ........ that they are not going to leave Russia"
    And they, with their MacDonoltsy ... forest.
    representatives of Russian companies operating in Silicon Valley “face serious difficulties”, including “political ones.”
    And here is the “engines of progress that we are so lacking" (grandmothers) So we can put everything upside down, as it should, and let them solve their problems there outside the puddle, but we will have no problems, maybe. we don’t have them.
  14. weksha50
    weksha50 3 December 2017 16: 31 New
    +1
    "did not feel hostility. Neither to himself nor to the Russian Federation".

    So this is a normal phenomenon ... It’s only for politicians to take down the roof ... For politicians who are the mouthpiece of big business ...
    And journalists, as always, need precisely the "fried" facts ...
    What are the oldest selling professions in the world?
    And then a chorus of voices rang out ... in the list of professions women with low social responsibility took almost the last place ...
  15. Topotun
    Topotun 3 December 2017 20: 51 New
    +1
    "Representatives of the American business are clear to me all, at least with whom I met, said that they are not going to leave Russia"
    Gather where they go? Especially if the government and financial kings say NECESSARY ....
  16. iouris
    iouris 4 December 2017 00: 41 New
    +1
    Collaboration with the US administration is not possible. The ambassador to the United States should only engage in subversive activities (against the United States, of course). If he does not do this, then what does he do?
  17. 1536
    1536 4 December 2017 07: 16 New
    +1
    That is, according to the ambassador in the American Society there is schizophrenia? The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing, the legs are generally separate. About the head and say nothing. Maybe it’s enough to separate the people from the government that this people chose so aphids otherwise? In order not to be disappointed in John and Sam then, and not start to regret them again fifty years after disappointment.