Celebrate 200th Anniversary of U.S.-Russian Relations With Closer Ties

22 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Celebrate 200th Anniversary of U.S.-Russian Relations With Closer Ties</h1><p>May 22 (LPAC)--Noting that this year is the 200th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Russia -- when John Quincy Adams arrived in St. Petersburg to present his credentials to the czar's court -- the head of the American University in Moscow urged closer ties and more engagement between the two nations.</p><p>Edward Lozansky, "a Russian by birth but an American by choice," writes in a <em>Washington Times</em> op-ed published on May 22: "As seen through American eyes, Russia is falling short on the promise of democracy. But, for the people of Russia, the degree of openness and opportunity they enjoy today is without precedent ... this country is far freer than at any time in its history."</p><p>Lozansky notes the long history of commercial ties between Russia and the U.S., and describes the vast expansion of trade and investments in recent years. In 2008, he points out, both countries are facing elections, and candidates in both countries will be tempted to prove their "toughness" toward the other. "But the candidates with the clearest vision will see that deeper ties and engagement is the best way to strengthen democracy and common prosperity for the benefit of both Russians and Americans."</p><p>According to russiahouse.org, Dr. Lozansky graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics & Engineering, and received his Ph.D. in theoretical and mathematical physics from the Moscow Institute of Atomic Energy. After graduation he worked as a nuclear physicist in leading research institutions in Moscow and was also a Professor of Physics at the Military Tank Academy.</p></div></body>