The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century

by Angela E. Stent,
The Huffington Post, February 11, 2014

At her first meeting with Sergei Lavrov in Geneva in March 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave the Russian Foreign Minister a small gift box. Inside was a red button with the English word "reset" and the Russian word peregruzka. "You got it wrong," Lavrov announced. The Russian word for "reset" is perezagruzka. Peregruzka means "overload."

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