It is, it has an old
story...a long history. The conflict, in my view, is that the Americans still do not accept us.
They still that, they still think that we are an illegitimate child. Once I went to New York
Public Library and looked into a New York Times for November, 1917, and this influential
newspaper wrote about Maximalists, it's Bolsheviks, wrote about Maximalists that this is just a
bunch of... buglers who want to rob the banks in Petrograd and to divide the money between
themselves. This was from the very beginning a very hostile attitude. And then in the '20s, the
Americans had a Red scare, and the only time we were really together was during the war. And
Americans were very late in recognizing us, only in 1933, when President Roosevelt came to
power. So this is the attitude, and we see it as a... as a... fear of losing their capitalist
freedoms, though we are... we do not want them, to deprive them of their capitalist freedoms. If
they like them, let them enjoy them, but our policy is litt and let litt. Live and let live.
Or... you can call it "peaceful coexistence." But now, in this nuclear age, it's just, it is
just the imperative of time to find common ground and to find how we can escape nuclear danger,
which is equal for both of us.