Kremlin ally Ramzan Kadyrov has accused the U.S. government of pressuring the social media platform.
In addition, the U.S. Treasury is sanctioning four Russians under a U.S. law known as the Magnitsky Act.
We couldn't help but cringe when two separate petitions with a combined 320,000 signatures demanded that the White House
Peskov's comments appeared aimed to signal that Russia wants to limit the impact of the dispute, and suggested Russia was
Messrs. Obama's and Kerry's challenge is to make a reset more of a priority. Both sides need to shake off the remnants of the Cold War and embrace the new normal.
* Falling numbers stem from Hague convention aimed at curbing corruption "This is a continuation of a trend," said Adam Pertman
As the lives of Americans -- and almost everyone else -- become increasingly transnational, states will realize that they can negotiate over children, students, lovers, the ailing and the elderly just as profitably as they have always done over arms and chicken feed.
If America hopes to 'reset the reset' with Russia, it will need to send more accommodating messages to Mr. Putin than it has.
While major political concerns seem to have been addressed in the bill, U.S. business representatives still fear that the bill will not be passed into law before the presidential elections, putting American companies at a disadvantage in the Russian market.