Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and US President George Bush senior after the signing of the Soviet-American documents.
MOSCOW, 1 Dec — George Bush Sr., who had died in the night of Saturday, was clearly not the worst President of the United States in the context of Russian-American relations — he sincerely wanted to improve relations with the Soviet Union and then Russia, said the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.
“Gone today, former U.S. President George H. W. Bush at us, of course, is associated primarily between the end of the cold war – perhaps, the maximum peak of trust between our two countries,” Kosachev wrote in Facebook.
In his view, Bush was quite sincere in his desire to establish good relations with the Soviet Union and then with Russia. It was with him in 1991 signed a Treaty on the reduction and limitation of strategic offensive arms (SNV-1), and in the 1993 start-2. The Senator recalled that during the meeting, Bush and Boris Yeltsin in February 1992, the parties made a “historical” statement that is no longer regard each other as potential adversaries.