Remember the Russian “reset” button?

Lessons in diplomacy …


Of course, the current Russia hysteria has prompted flashbacks of the infamous Russian Reset …

Back in March 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with a small green box with a ribbon.

Inside was a red button with the Russian word “peregruzka” printed on it.

Clinton offered that pushing it would “reset our relationship” … ostensibly, for the better.


So, how did that all work out?


According to Gallup

“Just 1% of Russians approved of U.S. leadership in 2015 — the worst rating in the world last year and the lowest approval Gallup has measured for the U.S. in the past decade.”



Ironically, there was a typo on the button.

Lavrov told Clinton at the time that “perezagruzka” was the Russian word for reset … not “peregruzka,’ which means ‘overcharged.”


Russia has been pushing the peregruzka button ever since


Maybe, instead of being pro-Trump,  the basket of deplorable Russians are #NeverHillary and just didn’t want an Obama 3rd term.



Note: An earlier version of this post was published on June 3, 2016



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