According to western media, the second-eldest son of the Republican presidential nominee visited Moscow this week in search of investment for the retail holding Excel Trust, where he has been serving as senior vice-president of capital markets since 2009.
“It is a harmless trip,” Greg Davis, the firm’s vice-president, is cited as saying. “It would have nothing to do with anything governmental.”
But, as become known the media’s sources, Matt Romney managed to deliver a message to President Vladimir Putin that, despite the campaign rhetoric, his father wants good relations with Russia, if he becomes president.
During his campaign, Mitt Romney repeatedly accused his rival Obama of not being tough enough towards Russia over such issues as the Syrian crisis and Iran’s nuclear program.
Voice of Russia, RT