Ilyumzhinov: International relations is an area where the public is not invited backstage

On the morning of June 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin flew to Geneva, where the Russia-US summit will soon take place. Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden will meet in Geneva. Let me remind you that the presidents of Russia and the United States do not meet very often. The last time Vladimir Putin met with American President Donald Trump was in July 2017, when the heads of state talked face to face for two hours instead of the planned 30 minutes. And there have been no direct exchanges of visits since 2013. It is not surprising that the meeting in Geneva is of keen interest.

The upcoming summit has been compared to the first meeting of the General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee Mikhail Gorbachev with President Ronald Reagan in Geneva in November 1985. The Swiss summit was followed by Reykjavik, which marked the "beginning of the end" of the Cold War and the arms race. At least on the part of the Soviet Union.

Most experts and political scientists do not really believe in any possible agreements with the United States. Suffice it to recall the promise given to Gorbachev not to expand NATO eastward, which the Americans are now rejecting in every possible way.
In any case, discussing the likely outcome of the negotiations is as pointless as guessing on the tea leaves. International relations are an area where the public is not invited backstage. I am sure that the content of the conversation would not be disclosed soon and it is quite possible that we may never know the results of the meeting.
But I am sure: no matter how the Geneva meeting ends, it is simply unthinkable to build a future world order without considering Russia's opinion and its active participation. It just will not work.