Russia and the United States are intrinsically allied in fighting international terrorism, drug smuggling and the spread of weapons of mass destruction, the Russian leader emphasized.
In a letter to the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin points out the progressive advance of strategic partnership between Russia and Germany. He describes the commissioning of the second branch of the Nord Stream gas pipeline as one of the more important achievements in the outgoing year.
In a telegram to the French President, Francois Hollande, Vladimir Putin voiced satisfaction with the burgeoning trade and economic cooperation, and also the high level of cultural exchange between Russia and France.
Voice of Russia, RIA