The following letter, in translation, was recently sent from the Kremlin to Trump Tower in New York:

HIS EXCELLENCY
DONALD TRUMP PRESIDENT-ELECT OF
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Dear Mr. Trump,

Please accept my warmest Christmas and New Year greetings.
Serious global and regional challenges, which our countries have to face in

recent years, show that the relations between Russia and the U.S. remain an important factor in ensuring stability and security of the modern world.

I hope that after you assume the position of the President of the United States of America we will be able – by acting in a constructive and pragmatic manner – to take real steps to restore the framework of bilateral cooperation in different areas as well as bring our level of collaboration on the international scene to a qualitatively new level.

Please accept my sincere wishes to you and your family of sound health, happiness, wellbeing, success and all the best.

Sincerely,

V .Putin

Washington, DC