So in 1557, the Russian Czar Ivan the Terrible sent a group of ambassadors to England in an attempt to open up diplomatic and trade relations between the two people. I know, it sounds crazy, the West and Russia trying to get along? Madness!
Nevertheless, to celebrate this madness, a bit of a different post today – a set of links on some of the madness that is going on today in and around Russia.
CNN gaffe mistakes Vladimir Putin for Jihadi John – The Telegraph
I guess you could say we are still trying to establish relations on a firm footing…