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Watch US Congressional delegation arrive in Moscow

Delegation made use of the Sapsan high-speed railway to travel between St Petersburg and Moscow on a six-day trip to Russia

There is an American congressional delegation traveling in the Russian Federation. According to TASS, the delegation has seven members:

  • Senator Richard Shelby [R-Alabama]
  • Senator John Kennedy [R-Louisiana]
  • Senator John Hoeven III [R-North Dakota]
  • Senator John Thune [R-South Dakota]
  • Senator Jerry Moran [R-Kansas]
  • Senator Steve Daines [R-Montana]
  • Representative Kay Granger [R-Texas]

CNN reported that the delegation went to Russia at the invitation of the United States Ambassador to Russia, John Huntsman. The agenda is described as “high-level meetings”, though Senator Shelby declined to say specifically with whom.

CNN’s report, dated June 21, continued:

Shelby described an agenda of “high-level meetings,” though he declined to say specifically with whom. He added, “We think it’s good for us to talk.”

Kennedy is more ambitious about possible talks.

“I hope we’re going to get to meet with (Russian President Vladimir) Putin,” he told CNN.

“I want to be able to meet with government officials, try to establish some rapport, talk about common interest, talk about common problem[s].”

Kennedy said he’s also interested in seeing the state of the Russian economy with his own eyes.

“Some say it’s in shambles,” he told CNN. “Others say with the increase in the price of oil, it’s doing much better. Others say they’re spending all their money on Syria and weaponry and the people are starving to death. Others say that’s not true. So I don’t know.”

Kennedy emphasized a trip focused on diplomacy, saying that he believes there are “areas of common interest” between the United States and Russia and that he hopes to “establish rapport between the United States Congress and the Putin administration.”

Prior to leaving St Petersburg the delegation held a meeting with the city’s Governor, Georgy Poltavchenko. At the beginning of the meeting, senator Richard Shelby from Alabama spoke about a necessity for improvement of relations between Russia and the US.

He expressed the hope the Russian-American summit, due in Helsinki on July 16, would facilitate the rectification of relationship, which has been steadily declining in recent years.

During the stay in Moscow that will last through to July 5, they will have meetings with members the Federation Council upper house of parliament and the State Duma, as well with officials from the Russian Foreign Ministry.

On their trip so far, the delegation visited the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, where they were greeted by the museum’s Director General, Dr. Mikhail Piotrovsky. TASS continues:

“In the Hall of the State Council [of the Winter Palace] Mikhail Piotrovsky met with a delegation of US Congress members led by Senator Richard Shelby from Alabama,” the press service of the Hermitage Museum said. “Dr. Piotrovsky familiarized the guests with the museum and the buildings it occupies, the Grand Hermitage Museum concept.

He stressed the particular role the Hermitage Museum was playing as a universal and encyclopedic museum center, adding that “this encyclopedia was written in the Russian language and it tells the story of Russia’s statehood.”.

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Patricia Dolan
Patricia Dolan
September 5, 2018

Why bother quoting CNN fake news……look at the garbage they gave you!!!!

John Vu
John Vu
September 5, 2018

Deepstate magnificent seven

John Vu
John Vu
September 5, 2018

No McCain?

AM Hants
AM Hants
September 5, 2018

Wonder if they will discuss this: ARMY TROOPS CAPTURE LARGE AMOUNT OF WEAPONS, INCLUDING US-MADE, DURING THEIR ADVANCE IN SOUTHERN SYRIA (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)… ……………….. Interesting timing, World Cup, which US/Mexico/Canada will be hosting in 2026, when these ambitious Senators, will no doubt be needing PR, now and in the future. What experience can they take back from Russia, whilst the nation is alive with positivity, plus, hosting millions of international guests? Then you have the transport they have used, for their arrival. Compare US train travel with Russian. Not forgetting the infrastructure of the Russian airports? ………………… Kennedy said… Read more »

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Aidi Deduction
September 5, 2018

“I want to tell you something very clear. Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We the Jewish people control America- and the Americans (just politicians) know it.”
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Elizabeth Carter
Elizabeth Carter
September 5, 2018

I don’t have a good feeling about this at all. I looked them all up along with Ambassador Huntsman who served under Bush and Obama. It seems like these Senators are there to damage American interests by promoting Globalist agendas instead of supporting good relations between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The fact that they are going in advance of President Trump creates very bad optics if nothing else. There is not enough information I have found that makes their intentions clear. If I had better information, I would not be going by my “feelings”. That said my… Read more »

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