During the 2012 election, President Obama essentially gave central Europe to the Russians in true Munich 1938 style. Peace in our time-ski.Russian media have been poking fun at the US secretary of state over a translation error on a gift she presented to her Russian counterpart.Hillary Clinton gave Sergei Lavrov a mock "reset" button, symbolising US hopes to mend frayed ties with Moscow.
But he said the word the Americans chose, "peregruzka", meant "overloaded" or "overcharged", rather than "reset".
Daily newspaper Kommersant declared on its front page: "Sergei Lavrov and Hillary Clinton push the wrong button."
Relations between Washington and Moscow have cooled in recent years over Russia's role in the war in Georgia, US support for the entry of Georgia and Ukraine to Nato, and the planned US missile shield based in central Europe.
During that same election, Obama's trademark arrogant attitude was on display again, on the side of the Russians:
I'm tired of hearing the Democrats talk about Russia. They need to shut up and go drink their Slurpees while the adults clean up their messes and pull their car out of the ditch.