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>> The president certainly felt that Anthony's comments were inappropriate.>> Washington may be obsessed with every twist and turn of the White House saga, but in Russia, lots of people seem to be reacting with a resigned shrug. I'm Christian Lowe, Reuters Bureau Chief in Moscow.>> President Putin and I have been discussing various things and I think it's going very well.
We've had some very, very good thoughts.>> Now, let's recall that when Trump was elected, he promised to reset relations with Russia. He said that he thought that Russian President, Vladimir Putin, was someone that he could work with. Expectations in Russia of what Trump would deliver in terms of improving relations with Russia were high.
>> General Kelly will go down in terms of the position of chief of staff, one of the great ever.>> So when we spoke to our contacts in the Russian government and around the Kremlin to ask them what they thought of all these personnel changes going on at the White House.
The response we got was, well, we're aware of what's happening but we don't really care anymore. We are resigned to the fact that there's gonna be a certain level of dysfunction inside the White House. Our expectations have been lowered so significantly that we're no longer really bothered, people just shrug.
>> It's an honor to be with you, thank you, thank you, Mr President.
Of course, people still care about what happens with the Russia-US relationship. There are sanctions imposed on Russia that are genuinely hurting the Russian economy. However, the view that we're getting from officials is that they believe that they need to sit out this period, let the domestic political issues play out in Washington.
And then, hopefully, further down the track, there will be opportunities to get a real improvement in US-Russian relations. But they have reconciled themselves to the fact that it's not gonna happen soon, it could be months, it could even be years.