After the fall of the berlin wall in 1989, the US government, under the Marshall plan, contributed huge amounts of financial aid to the now-independent countries of the ex-USSR. When asked by russian diplomats to help the ailing motherland of the former soviet union, they of course agreed readily, yesterday's enemies becoming today's partners.
In the decades that followed, with the help of american investments, Russia managed to quickly reshape its economy and maintain its position as a world power not only through military and diplomatic means, but also on an economic level. Thanks to their foresight, the USA have also profited from this new partnership, recording record growth.
Today, as we face an imminent environmental crisis, it seems that the good relations between the USA and Russia are one of the pillars that allow us to change our economy once again to adapt to the challenge we face. Russia's experience with state-planned investments, as well as the lack of international tentions due to this unlikely yet successful friendship, have made it easier to work towards the common goal of lowering carbon emissions, and, in the last five years, we have managed to cut emission rates signficantly, despite the emergence of new economic powers such as China and India, and the rapid rise of living standards in these countries.