August 7th, 2013
07:08 PM ET
8 years ago

State Department: U.S.-Russia relations a 'roller coaster' at times

(CNN) - President Barack Obama canceled a visit to Moscow next month for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, an administration official told CNN on Wednesday.

Before the announcement, Obama was on "The Tonight Show" and discussed U.S.-Russia relations, saying, "There have been times where they slip back into Cold War thinking and a Cold War mentality. And what I consistently say to them and what I say to President Putin is, that's the past."


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  1. S. B. Stein

    I hope that we can get a better idea of what they are talking about and the goals of the Russians.

    August 7, 2013 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  2. Dixie

    There he goes telling people how they should think and feels. Wonder how that is working for him?

    August 7, 2013 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  3. Winston Smith

    Amazing. All relationships are like roller coaster rides now and then. That's why we are not infallible as so many republicans think they are, and all others should be. But if it's watched closely, it's very apparent that there are ass many scandals coming from the crowd that believes it's perfect, as there is from the crowd that takes a non-preaching approach.

    August 7, 2013 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  4. Wes

    Pretty scary when the uhbama talks politics, when we have closed 20 embassies, on a comedy show. The uhbama is a total disgrace.

    August 8, 2013 01:43 am at 1:43 am |
  5. Gurgyl

    Russia is a communist nation any way–why bother?

    August 8, 2013 07:32 am at 7:32 am |
  6. M.A.P.

    Yes, a painful, ininspiring, bumpy, rollercoaster that barely leaves the ground. the worst rollercoaster EVER!

    August 8, 2013 07:41 am at 7:41 am |