Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a state awards ceremony in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Russian scientists, music, theatre and cinema figures were presented with a state awards by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday. (Maxim Shipenkov, Pool Photo via AP)
Independent Women’s Voice reminded followers today it’s been ten years since former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov the infamous “reset” button to help reset U.S.-Russian relations.
Clinton’s team presented Lavrov with a button with the term “peregruzka” (overcharge) instead of “perezaryadka” (recharge). Projecting?
Here’s how their exchange played out:
Clinton: “We worked hard to get the right Russian word. Do you think we got it?” she asked.
Lavrov: “You get it wrong. It should be “perezaryadka”, and this says “peregruzka” which means “overcharge.”
Clinton: “We won’t let you do that to us.”
In 2011, the Obama Administration signed a new START II Treaty with Russia to “advance our security, our relations with Russia, and our progress toward a world not imperiled by nuclear weapons.”
On March 26, 2012, then-President Obama pledged to then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in that now famous hot mic incident he’ll have more flexibility after the November elections.