President Obama and Russian President Putin have apparently achieved a new level of mutual respect for each other, despite some serious differences between the two countries. Yesterday, President Putin warned U.S. secrets leaker, Edward Snowden, that he can only stay in Russia if he stops leaking secrets from our “American partner”, which was an unusually warm response from the Russian leader who has sometimes had very icy relations with Washington. And now, for the first time ever, former WWII allies of the Russians, NATO troops from the U.S., UK and France have been invited to march in a May 9, military parade celebration in Red Square. This is the first time since the first Russian Revolution that NATO troops have been allowed to March in Red Square. VOICE OF RUSSIA, the news service which is the voice of the Putin government offered up a story today that seemed to lay the foundation for much improved relations with Russia, yet another sign that both the American and Russian presidents have achieved the beginnings of a strong partnership between the two nations and improved mutual respect.