1. These days, the Obama administration is experiencing some of the coldest relations with Russia in decades.
But it wasn’t always this way.
2. In 1995, Russia’s first president, Boris Yeltsin visited New York to give a speech at the United Nations.
3. While in NYC, Yeltsin met with President Clinton and the two really hit it off. Media at the time predicted the meeting would be a disaster.
4. At a press conference after the meeting, Yeltsin, speaking directly to the press, mentioned the doom and gloom predictions.
This got Clinton chuckling.