It seems the both countries have the same hope. In his new year’s message, Putin congratulated Trump. “Major global and regional challenges that our countries have confronted in recent years clearly confirm that Russia-US relations are an important factor in ensuring stability and security in the modern world,” Putin said. “Following the difficult relations we had under Barack Obama, President Putin is ready to meet in the interests of global security and stability,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov declared this week. Trump has been accused by his critics of being too close to Russia. Russia may benefit from Trans-Pacific Partnership collapse building a particular relation with de U.S. The U.S. leader also said that it would be mutually beneficial for Washington and Moscow to have improved ties.