today ended his visit to Moscow by Obama in which he discussed with the Head of Russia Dmitry Medvedev issues START and Missile Defense (NMD), as well as Iran and the U.S. transit goods through the territory of Russia.
Presidents of Russia and the United States up to the summit talks have signed a framework document on Strategic Offensive Arms (START-2).
Following the entry into force of the Treaty, Russia and the United States for 7 years are going to cut almost 2 times the number of nuclear warheads - up to 1500-1675 units and their vehicles - up to 500-1100 units. Russia has wanted to consider the defense in a package with ADD, but it did not suit the American side.
U.S. until recently had planned until 2010 to deploy the radar in the Czech Republic and ten interceptor missiles in Poland under the pretext of protection from missile threats from Iran. Russia believes that these systems will threaten its security. In early November, President Dmitry Medvedev said that as a response to U.S. deployment of missile defense in Europe, Russia will deploy in the Kaliningrad region missiles Iskander, as well as applying electronic countermeasures defense elements.
During his visit to Moscow, Obama has demonstrated a desire to move towards Russia more so than his predecessor, Mr. Bush, but the contours of its future policy towards Russia, he still has not mentioned. America, apparently, except the promise to lift Jackson-Vanik amendment, Russia has nothing to offer.