Russia For more than 200 years Russia and US have maintained diplomatic as well as trade relations. The relations were smooth between both the countries until 1999 when NATO bombing of Yugoslavia happened.
It further deteriorated in 2014 due to crisis in Ukraine. Putin came to power in 2000 during the time of President George W. Bush’s reign.
In the year 2002 Bush and Putin signed a treaty. The strategic offensive reduction Treaty aimed at limiting the number of arms owned by each country to a maximum limit of 1700 to 2200 arms. Further in 2006 US and Russia took steps to combat Terrorism by jointly announcing the Organisation of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism. Russia’s war with Georgia in 2008 strained the relationship between Russia and China. Newly Elected Barack Obama decided to strengthen the relationship with Russia again by supporting Russia in their decision to disapprove nuclear test by North Korea in 2009. In 2011, during the Syrian civil war, Syrian government received technical, financial, military and political support from Russia whereas US favoured some of the rebels. Finally in 2012, Obama and Putin decide to put an end to Syrian civil war.
In 2016, Donald trump won US Presidential elections and came to power. Before the elections, Russia clearly started that it supports Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton. Putin personally ordered an “influence campaign” to harm Clinton’s electoral chances and undermine public faith in the US democracy. But in 2017 US ties with Russia were at their weakest. Trump warned Russia to stop its “destabilizing” actions in Ukraine and elsewhere, and its support for “hostile regimes” such as those in Syria and Iran. He openly urged Russia to join the band of responsible nations. A year into trumps presidency and the relations between Russian and US have failed to improve and are expected to worsen further.
The citizens of US and Russia and just hoping to avoid any kind of war.