President Vladimir Putin

Russia’s top priority right now is peace with NATO. A decade of inciting patterning has diminished that possibility. But NATO communication is improving with respect to peace. So a better future is possible.

NATO is attempting to seem uninvolved militarily with Russia. But there’s very little difference between NATO directly imperiling people, and the alliance paying, training and arming subsidiary governments to do the same. Either way, NATO is a tremendously disruptive force from the valid perspective of the Russian government. As will become clear in this article, Russia is doing a lot for peace with NATO, but isn’t receiving even close to the same benevolent treatment in return.

There’s every reason for there to be peace in Ukraine. Ukrainians and Russians are more than just neighbors, according to President Putin. They are genuine friends. Many are from the same families. That may be why so many peace talks are occurring. These governments don’t need to absolve one another. They have innocently been working towards peace the entire time. (Either government can simply publish a peace deal in a newspaper. Perhaps it will be covered around the world and respected by everyone. That’s what this writer believes several governments have been attempting to do.)


See the Ukraine peace page for recent events and a suggested peace deal.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Washington does not consider Russia its enemy and believes a prosperous Russia is in the interest of the United States

“Let me say this directly to the Russian people: The United States is not your enemy. At the peaceful end of the Cold War, we shared the hope that Russia would emerge to a brighter future, free and open, fully integrated with the world. For more than 30 years, we worked to pursue stable and cooperative relations with Moscow, because we believed that a peaceful, secure, and prosperous Russia is in America’s interests – indeed, in the interests of the world. We still believe that today.” June 2023

The minimum you must know

President Vladimir Putin doesn’t need to be forgiven for his leadership. He has quietly done the right thing for everyone, including the United States, without seeking or receiving credit from anyone. There was no way for him to be believed as a peace maker because audiences around the world were patterned by NATO news to believe otherwise. In previous decades, he participated in, initiated and hosted more peace talks than virtually any other leader in the past two decades. But very few of them surfaced in NATO news until recently. President Putin furthermore attempted to help NATO states with public safety without the very helpful attitude becoming reflected in global news coverage. He wasn’t given credit by countless people in NATO governments as a result. Consequently, NATO heads of state are only starting to realize the truth many people haven’t yet - that he has done the right thing as a peace maker, and that Russia deserves improving relations with everyone. There is a developing desire at the head of state level for great NATO-Russian relations that the media is starting to build widespread support for. (Russia has been a perfect alliance for China at the same time, which has only encouraged Russia to participate in peace talks and to be at peace with everyone.) President Putin is very humble, and hasn’t sought recognition for his peaceful efforts. He didn’t think he would be believed. At times this was also because Russia was put in a difficult position of having to deter countries that Russia really wanted as friends. But President Putin is genuinely a uniquely extraordinary leader on peace. Fortunately for NATO-Russian relations, journalists globally are starting to seek out and publish truthful examples of peace, including between Russia and NATO. So past perceptions (hopefully) won’t be future ones. Russia’s genuine desire for peace has the possibility of developing now. (Of course, Russia is still facing enough external military pressure to justifiably deter as well. Any country in Russia’s position would protect itself that way.)

President Putin's leadership on peace isn’t a secret but may seem that way because western populations haven’t been patterned to believe the truth. People expect confrontation from him when in reality he seeks none. The words “Ukraine-Russia war” have appeared so many countless thousands of times in newspaper articles and television productions that newsmakers and the public have a durably biased perception of Russia and its leadership. The word “peace” would have to be used in coverage far more frequently for a truthful, rational and realistic perception to form. That could take months or even years to benefit international relations even if western communication becomes perfect with respect to peace.

Russia shared intelligence that saved countless American and European lives. Russia wasn’t initially believed, and still hasn’t received adequate credit for providing this help. Russia helped the United States and NATO to become safe. NATO responded to exemplary Russian integrity with unkind and unfair behavior anyway. While Russia was being truthful with the United States, and improving public safety for countless people, NATO started responding with force, by encouraging a subsidiary government to advance powerful weapons towards (and eventually across?) Russia’s border. That wasn’t the right way to respond to a compassionate and ethical leader whose government innocently was saving populations around the world.

The United States experienced significant complications over the past few years that the United States mistakenly attributed to Russia. There were very dramatic moments of bursting/shattering, when there seemed to be weapons systems deployed in NATO states. In reality there were none. And Russia had nothing whatsoever to do with causing dramatic incidences to occur. In fact, Russia was truthful with the United States, and even encouraged/insisted that the United States avoid facing those difficulties. Without Russia’s help, countries globally would still be enduring public safety events.

On a separate matter, the United States and most other countries created a number of health-related internal issues that had nothing whatsoever to do with Russia. The United States relied upon prevailing scientific wisdom in making healthcare recommendations in 2021. Those recommendations were 100% consistent with the leading academic ideas of the time and very innocently given. And the leading scientists attempted to tell everyone the truth. But the best prevailing views weren’t right. The U.S. government and U.S. media made an extraordinarily high integrity effort to save everyone from the possibility of a health event - and did the best they could based on what everyone understood at the time. But we have learned that the prevailing view wasn’t right, and that the some healthcare recommendations created the very symptoms they were designed to address. Russia had nothing to do with creating that prevailing scientific view - no country was. Russia was obviously not in a position to convince anyone of a new one either, because of the country’s portrayal by the media as a security competitor. Consequently, many symptoms of the so called pandemic were directly caused by the healthcare recommendations designed to prevent them, ranging from unnecessary and unhelpful mask use to excessive disinfection. Excessive environmental and bodily disinfection can directly cause physical health to deteriorate. This can be shown reliably and verifiably. The Russian government told the truth, and had almost no hope of being believed. Even a year and a half after attempting to convince U.S. experts of this, Russian help still isn’t believed by some government officials and newsmakers, who have patterned themselves and everyone else to believe otherwise.

This was the context in which Russia faced several years of unnecessary confrontation from NATO on the Russian border that cost too many innocent lives to bare. Russia’s President innocently saved NATO lives while Russia tolerated unkind and unfair rhetoric, baseless allegations and even powerful military confrontation around its southern border. Russia protected governments and populations that didn’t behave even close to the same way in return. President Putin was desirous of peace and made extraordinary efforts for peace the entire time. He selflessly discouraged people from crediting him with doing the right thing - because help generously and very ethically given might have less possibility of being believed. But this website has been truthful the entire time. Russia did the right thing for everyone. NATO heads of state are realizing what populations have not yet been patterned to believe. President Putin is ethical and has integrity. He has done the right thing because he has integrity. His help is currently benefiting NATO immeasurably and saving countless NATO lives.

The 24-hour U.S. news network CNN was initially very innocently at the center of the foreign relations muddle because their support for President Biden makes CNN “must-watch” news for world leaders, and they didn’t understand science well enough to make optimal public safety recommendations or to pattern peace between them. They’re a phenomenal group of people - who are obviously very ethical themselves and desirous of peace and safety for everyone. They did their best to protect everyone in 2020 and 2021 from the perception of a healthcare event, and simply didn’t know how to optimally well back then. The CNN website is still receiving needed improvement, in this writer’s opinion, to have at least equal frequency of the appearance of the words “peace” and “war.” But currently CNN is still the most improved network in the history of broadcasting. A century from now historians may remember the recent linguistic improvement of all of the U.S. 24-hour news stations as historically significant. Now we just need for the words “Ukraine-Russia peace” to appear far more frequently in the news than words to the contrary - to make up for years of past patterning - so that all world leaders, governments and populations will feel peaceful towards each other, including in Ukraine and Russia.

Russia obviously wants NATO weapons to be removed from its border because the Russian government is concerned that excessive patterning by the media will eventually/predictably cause those weapons to become used by governments influenced - without regard for logic - by pattern recognition. This is a perfectly reasonable goal in peace talks arrived at based on a correct understanding of persuasion and influence. Decades of past patterning by NATO newsmakers might lead those weapons to be used unexpectedly in the future, even if there is no logical reason for such action whatsoever. That may have occurred inside Ukraine and Russia according to a slide leaked by the pentagon to the media that became published broadly. Russia has been doing what any a country would do in that situation. Russia is attempting to eliminate NATO weapons from both sides of the Russian border with the least affect on the populations in Ukraine and Russia as possible.

President Biden has been patterned by newsmakers so unhelpfully towards peace with Russia that he has so far said the United States will not work with Russia to eliminate those weapons. Astonishingly he also said he cannot agree to a weapons-free Ukraine - deferring to the Ukrainian government. (Surely the entire matter can be - and must be - resolved peacefully and diplomatically in a way where decades of past patterning won’t have the possibility of prompting a random future conflict. Let’s have everyone commit to a weapons-free buffer zone - that keeps weapons a reasonable distance away from any population.) President Biden was so influenced by CNN’s patterning that he recently directed the use of cluster munitions that a hundred countries banned in the Geneva convention. There’s risk he won’t be viewed as a reliable or even rational negotiating partner from the Russian side as a result.

The Biden administration is doing many of the right things to improve public safety in the United States. (So is the government of Florida, which responded with a more correct understanding of science than almost any other state. No government is perfect. But Florida basically responded correctly, and led the population excellently.) The national and state governments innocently evolved public perception appropriately in a way that was in the interest of U.S. populations. There shouldn’t be sensitivity to the possibility of argumentation because the United States cannot be held accountable for an earlier lack of scientific advancement, and foreign countries did everything they could to protect the American population (heroically) from a government hadn’t advanced in science yet. The United States itself was behaviorally creating the problem and were told the truth by foreign governments how to save real lives. Nobody in the United States or abroad created a prevailing scientific view, and there was an heroic effort to advance everyone within reason. (Argumentation from the two “sides” against one another is particularly unimaginable.) People are safer today as a result of one group helping the other. This should be celebrated by both - but patterning in popular culture has created disunity instead of unity. There was and is real progress from everyone involved to help the population.

U.S. government officials have been on television arguing for Ukraine-Russia incursions for the past several years. Russia was verifiably uninvolved in creating the bursting and shattering, and discouraged draconian health measures. Russia verifiably taught the United States how to become safe, which is the only reason the bursting and shattering isn’t occurring today. Russia furthermore tried to save other governments and populations from risks associated with NATIO’s response as well.

Russia did not have sufficient credibility with NATO governments to convince everyone of a new scientific prevailing view. Russia did its best anyway. Russia taught the U.S. government how to protect everyone, and saved millions of lives in the process. A year and a half later some of those recommendations haven’t been implemented yet. Now it’s time for NATO to fully implement recommendations, and to give Russia real and lasting peace in return. It’s time for NATO media to pattern peacefully towards Russia, by making “Ukraine-Russia Peace” the most used words about Ukraine in television graphics on 24-hour news networks.

Russia is more than just innocent of what will eventually be remembered as a situation of no-one’s-fault. President Putin will be remembered as selflessly and heroically helping every man woman and child alive.

Russia's communication has also reflected integrity. The country’s rhetoric was far more peaceful towards the U.S. than U.S. rhetoric has been in return. There’s no reason for the U.S. to behave this way. The Russian government leaves their press entirely free. But Russia symbolically regulated against using inciting vocabulary words in the news. So words in Russian news tended to be helpful to peace compared to word frequency in Europe and the United States.

Russia respects freedom of the press enough not to enforce their word frequency regulation. So word frequency wasn’t perfectly peaceful. No country could have been expected to achieve that in Russia’s position. But Russia told their media to eliminate words about war from their coverage of it. So Russian media used words like “incursion” instead. Russia patterned in a way that reflected an advanced understanding of persuasion, and genuine desire for peace. That was a remarkable thing to do given the pressure the country was experiencing.

Russian government officials and officials in Russia’s alliance states also have made a great effort to get peace into the news for decades by surfacing peace talks in the media. There were countless peace talks initiated and even hosted by Russia. There are currently probably forty or more countries with governments and media that pattern peace to one another. But there didn’t used to be, and you can scroll down below to see linked examples of President Vladimir Putin innocently making peace with NATO leaders - who are quietly improving relations with Russia him - ranging from U.S. and European presidents to Asian heads of state. Some are even showing the political courage to do this publicly, which is the right thing to do. There is a video of President Putin personally making peace with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu - whose peace treaties with Arab Nations he quietly supported even between President Netanyahu’s terms in office. There wouldn’t be approaching six Abraham Accords between Jewish, Muslim and Christian states if President Putin hadn’t personally supported them. Innocent doesn’t adequately describe someone who has selflessly saved millions of lives. Russia has shown tremendous integrity by being helpful and even encouraging.

It’s very helpful to peace and improving relations among all countries when U.S. rhetoric calms and encourages audiences, and makes everyone feel peaceful. It’s very helpful to improving global relations (among all countries!) when news presenters confidently and compassionately pattern helpful intuitions such as “peace” and “love,” and create narratives subtly suggesting the possibility of improving relations between all nations. This is currently occurring including on the extraordinarily improved and exceptionally well produced CNN. (The Russian media in Europe should be shown respect by European governments, because they did the right thing for everyone.) Many CNN personalities also get a genuine A+ for patterning peace!

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden have both innocently shown tremendous courage for peace. They led heroically on peace too - especially considering the way things seemed at the time. This is reflected in the U.S. Secretary of States public comments that Russian peace and prosperity may be in the U.S. interest. The first family have patterned peace and set an exemplary communication example. They demonstrated exemplary integrity to news organizations when they suggested “peace” and “love” in U.S. foreign relations. (So have other heads of state, incidentally. President Zelensky used the word "peace" more than any other world leader at the United Nations this year. Clearly he wants peace. He set an exemplary communications example for news organizations as a result.) This writer looks forward to NATO news organizations patterning “Russia/Ukraine peace” on an ongoing basis to balance several years of patterning to the contrary.

All U.S. news organizations including CNN, Fox, MSNBC and OAN are responding phenomenally well to encouragement and great examples. They all get heartfelt A+ grades. We need more patterning of peace from you.

It’s helpful when news organizations avoid inciting vocabulary words and pattern helpful ones such as “peace” and “love.” Patterning “peace” and “love” can support calm relations between countries and diverse groups within them, and therefore saves real lives. It’s a free press so up to everyone. But communication is absolutely a matter of ethics and morality. So we really need a great effort from everyone.

The plain truth is that the United States, Europe and many counties around the world are safer now. Russia innocently took initiative that is saving millions of lives everywhere. The United States should consider Russia a great friend and even prospective alliance country. NATO should be using its influence with Ukraine to bring peace to the Russian border.

Ukraine protects the United States courageously. Improving U.S./NATO relations with Russia must not be at the expense of great relations with Ukraine. And it obviously won’t be! All of the countries involved can become great friends in peace. Ukraine and Russia can both freely enjoy great relations with Europe and the United States at the same time. It’s appropriate for the United States, European, Ukrainian and Russian people to enjoy peace and improving relations with one another.

President Putin has for two decades demonstrated a deep desire for Russian peace with all countries. He has insisted NATO weapons be kept away from Russia's border. But he innocently has done the right thing for aligned and non-aligned countries without receiving any recognition or anything in return. (In fact, he avoided recognition and gave it to Americans because the United States would not have believed in a new prevailing scientific view if the U.S. government thought it was receiving ideas from the Russian government. Gaivna correctly and honestly attributed that help to Russia anyway the entire time.) He has been portrayed in the western media as an intimidating adversary who is only loved by his own people. However, Russia consistently has sought peace with all other peace-loving nations. And President Vladimir Putin has done the the right thing for everyone. Russia has always innocently helped countries in need. Russia has helped free countries around the world to achieve public safety. This writer believes there’s a significant opportunity for the United States and Europe to develop mutual understanding with Russia and consequently great relations. It’s astonishing this hasn’t happened yet. Everyone involved will enjoy improving relations so much that government officials will wonder why it didn’t happen generations ago.

When President Vladimir Putin was first elected overwhelmingly to lead the Russian Federation in 2000 (with more votes than his top ten political competitors combined), Russia had more challenges than any new leader could have been expected to handle well. His predecessor, Boris Yeltsin, was initially popular and even respected for turning Russia from a soviet state into a capitalist society. Many hoped he could improve relations with the United States and Europe as a result, and even fully integrate the country into the global economy. Yeltsin did his honest best. And the effort to create great NATO - Russian relations was even heroics. But the perception of Russia became one of lawlessness, and Russia’s foreign relations were affected by unsettled debts to other countries. 

President Yeltsin made a high integrity effort for peace and did a lot for his country. He was also very popular within his government and with the population. But he selflessly preferred to have another government confidently lead the country forward anyway. He let his cabinet go, and departed office earlier than anticipated. A dozen candidates competed to replace him. President Putin was the leading one. He was instantly realized by Russians to be peaceful, honest and to have integrity. He was the popular hope for the nation, and won a commanding majority in a competitive election, taking control of a country in great need of his leadership excellence.

President Putin confidently made Russia successful faster than anyone expected. His initial efforts contributed significantly to the success of the country. President Putin quickly created domestic stability and global credibility that benefitted free Russian citizens immeasurably. He halted government waste immediately, and brought respect and fiscal discipline to governance so effectively that the government turned profitable for the first time in decades. 

Within two years of taking office, President Putin’s administration restored the country's foreign currency reserves. He led his nation to abide by regulations. He was able to meet all of the country's debt obligations. He is someone who keeps his word. This was an important accomplishment for the enjoyment and morale of the Russian people, and for restoring their credibility with the west. Although NATO prevented Russia from meetings it obligations for a short time last year, Russia created a positive net worth and twenty-year track record of great relationships with foreign investors. Partly as a result, Russia's economy went from last place in Europe and Asia to around the annual revenue of France or Spain. According to NATO’s economic statistics, Russia also became one of the least indebted countries in 2022, with merely 14% Debt-GDP. (By comparison, the United States is nearly the most indebted country, with over 100% Debt-to-GDP.) Although the global economy lacked exuberance in 2020, including in Russia, President Putin successfully created an optimistic more pleasant future for the country. It's an accomplishment and opportunity for Russian citizens that over the past two decades their economy’s revenue became similar to the largest economies in the world.

President Putin also convinced his overwhelmingly loyal and supportive domestic constituency to both love their country and respect their government's authority. This was important to achieve because safe unified countries tend to be more successful. The Russian government started insisting regulations become followed, which was vitally important for Russia's economy, because investors will only travel to places they feel safe, and invest where their agreements are going to be respected. He brought peace, truth, integrity and order to a proverbial "Wild West," calming millions of people who respected Russia's leadership for the first time, and could become gainful employers, employees and partners to people in other countries. He created for Russia a society and economy ready for global integration.

President Putin’s administration even modeled Russia after the United States in some ways. The government created respect for property and minority rights for the first time. Russian citizens started counting on the state to ensure their valuable possessions were their own. This was especially important after the soviet era because it created more incentive for citizens to work hard and contribute, because they knew they could keep what they made. Benefits of success can be enjoyed in Russia the same way they can in western societies. 

Minorities also gained the possibility of winning stature and respect in industry, government and society. People of various ethnicities and with various religious views who were merely tolerated before President Putin took office, gained credibility. Russians became encouraged to celebrate diversity. People with various skin tones, religious traditions and even lifestyle choices gained the opportunity to be respected and even prominent members of society, participating in government and industry fully. Russians haven’t achieved the living standards that can exist in the wealthiest European countries yet. But in many ways the Russian people enjoyed more advanced lifestyles. They also have a lot to look forward to given the country's extraordinary development.

People in the United States may not be aware of how there's more freedom in Russia than in most countries around the world. In fact, there’s arguably more freedom in Russia than in some European countries. Free speech isn’t only protected in Russia. It’s considered a right. People enjoy speaking freely, and expect their government to keep them safe from retribution as long as they behave with integrity. More government investment is necessary for there to be the fastest connectivity possible. But fast internet is widespread, and more common on phones and desktop computers than in many other developed nations. The Russian government views Google, Google Maps, and with a degree of suspicion, because of the amount of data they can collect on Russian citizens. (The Russian government feels the same way the U.S. government feels about TikTok.) But they're accessible. Russians can visit websites the same way that Americans can. Russians enjoy similar (and perhaps even greater) internet freedoms than Americans.

President Putin enjoys the full support of Russia's loyal and doting mainstream media. He has more credibility with Russia's press than many western politicians do with theirs. And the free press within Russia will always appreciate what he has done to support them. The Russian government protects reporters with all political perspectives. This isn’t believed yet in the United States. But Russia’s free press safely surfaces questions for the Russian President the same way press in other countries do, which President Putin encourages during lengthy call-in shows held at least annually. In fact, in most previous years, U.S. news services were available over the internet in Russia, including via the Associated Press, Reuters, CNN and Fox News websites. (Russia had to tolerate very unhelpful patterning to allow this.) U.S. writers and presenters gained popularity in Russia as a result. Larry King, for instance, left unsupportive colleagues at CNN to work for a Russian broadcasting company. His integrity contributed to mutual understanding between countries. Russia wasn’t very successful at gaining support from European and U.S. communication teams but did everything reasonably possible to create peaceful and even optimistic global relations.

CNN's Larry King

Russia was ethical in providing the United States open opportunities to speak to the Russian people. Russia clearly hoped friendship between nations would develop from U.S. newspapers and television shows invited and encouraged to publish there. But U.S. communication teams mostly neglected opportunities to support improving relations between nations when offered that possibility.

For these efforts and many others, President Putin developed so much love, credibility and support in Russia that the United States government once estimated his approval at well over 80%, greater than almost any other leader globally. Presently Russia's continuously supportive media reports that he receives vast majority approval, far more than his top several competitors combined.

All of this progress that made him phenomenally popular within Russia might have positioned the country for open relations with the United States and Europe. But the United States and Europe weren’t managing certain aspects of their own countries well, and pointed fingers at other countries. They lacked the vision and political will necessary to overcome a century of security competition with Russia, and to create a loyal alliance instead. They didn’t take advantage of a unique opportunity to improve relations, and enter Russia into the NATO alliance. In fact, when President Putin actively sought Russia’s participation in NATO early in his administration, Russia was excluded from the treaty. Had Russia been entered into that alliance as Putin wanted, Russia and the United States would have become obligated to come to each other's defense - an amazing benefit for two tremendously capable nations.  

President Putin didn't successfully enter Russia into NATO at that time. Europe and the United States said they weren’t ready. But he eagerly pursued loyal security cooperations with all western countries anyway. He did this by forming a council for Russian cooperation with NATO, which was comprised of some of his top generals, who were instructed to hold regular peace meetings with their NATO counterparts. He seemed to hope regular council meetings between them might create mutual understanding between the governments, and eventually close collaboration or even partnership. However, U.S. leaders had so many internal challenges that they unreasonably blamed on Middle Eastern and Eastern European countries. And decades of attempted collaboration by Russia only kept the peace with the west. A full security alliance between the governments was always an ellusive possibility.

Russia’s effort to create stability in Ukraine is sometimes used as an excuse by NATO countries for neglecting to improve relations, as though Russia wants the United States and Europe to depart the area. Russia used to regularly invite peace keepers from the United Nations to provide security to the region. U.S. and European leaders seem to suggest that the stability Russia hopes to create there represents an unfair expansion of its borders towards Europe. But there clearly is another perspective. Russia views NATO's involvement in Ukraine as an expansion of military influence towards Russia instead. And though Russia doesn’t want military there - the country would be delighted for Europe to expand its marketplace instead! Russia wants affluent Americans and Europeans buying, investing and spending throughout the entire region. Russia benefits (and therefore loves) when affluent countries contribute economic vitality to the area. That's why President Putin and President Obama easily reached the Minsk I peace accord for Ukraine, and why President Putin’s diplomatic core showed tremendous integrity in making semi-annual requests that the United Nations send peacekeepers to the area.

United Nations peace keeping groups are usually comprised of U.S. and European security personnel. Russia's regular invitations therefore represent nearly open opportunities for Europeans and Americans to bring peace and economic prosperity to that area. As long as there is no NATO military presence there, Russia would love for most of Ukraine to evolve beneficially with Russian, U.S. and European involvement. U.S. and European peace keepers from the United Nations can even some day enjoy protection from the Russian government if Russians are allowed to join the United Nations peace keeping team. That was Russia’s vision for peace nearly the entire time. But requests by Russia at the U.N. for peacekeepers went unanswered by three consecutive U.S. presidential administrations. What more can Russia do than sign a Minsk peace accord for Ukraine and go to the U.N. to invite peace keeping teams into the area?

Without the United States and NATO countries as economic and security partners, Russia understandably turned to all other states that might provide them with the same opportunities instead. (Russia had no other choice. All countries seek exemplary economic and security relationships wherever they can find them.) Most other countries want to work with Russia, because they are advanced scientifically, and a capable, resourceful, consistent, reliable, and consequently desirable partner. And Russia's Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Sergey Lavrov, loves peace, and competently creates successful bilateral and multilateral relations with countries that want the same. His team there has more integrity than most others. They create peace around the world every day. But Russia's exclusion by the United Sates and Europe from the NATO alliance means Russia mostly enjoys opportunities with countries traditionally viewed as NATO competitors. For instance, perhaps Western Europe is considering granting full open market access to Russia now. But this should have occurred decades ago. Russia has always enjoyed open access to Eastern European markets.

Russia formed diplomatic relationships with several loyal countries the United States considers security competitors. They are internally stable and externally peaceful states. But some countries Russia’s exclusion from NATO aligns them with aren't happy with the United States and Europe yet. Before President Putin took office, several countries excluded by Americans and Europeans from trading were replete with starvation. Some say the United States could have lifted sanctions to save millions of lives. There was also the matter of the exodus of refugees from the Middle East. Therefore, Russia found itself in an unenviable situation upon taking office. President Putin made an honest effort to improve relations with the United States and Europe, but was shown far more appreciation and respect by countries understandably objecting to NATO and the United States at the United Nations.

This provided President Putin and Russia with countless opportunities to be the voice of reason in foreign affairs. Russia has consistently and excellently de-escalated, avoided and even halted conflicts. He used his influence to create peace. President Putin uses his extraordinary creativity and intellect to save lives (so far without recognition - but that may some day change). He heroically organized more respected peace talks than any leader in the same twenty-year timeframe (and perhaps any leader in history). Russia has been a honest, loyal ally and faithfully initiated and hosted hundreds of peace talks over the past twenty years, including sixty for the Middle East recently. His efforts to save lives are well documented and consequently undeniable fact in the United States. There hasn't been another government working as innocently, persistently and courageously for peace as President Putin’s, as you can see from countless public examples, including the ones below.

President Putin was recently nominated to win a Nobel Peace Prize.

Translations obviously not meant as a metaphor.