Friendship

Medvedev: Obama "My New Comrade"

Gordon Brown isn’t the only world leader with a crush on Barack Obama. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has hailed President Obama as “my new comrade” after their face-to-face talks and was pleased to report that Obama “can listen.” He said this was “totally different” than George W. Bush. In their meeting, Obama agreed to visit Moscow in July. "I liked the talks. It is easy to talk to him. He can listen. The start of this relationship is good," Medvedev said. "Today it's a totally different situation. ... This suits me quite well."