Over the past century, the leaders of Russia and the United States have met many times, sometimes in a confrontational mood, sometimes advocating a warm relationship. Such events are always of special interest to world public opinion.
US President Joe Biden is scheduled to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the Summit in Geneva (Switzerland) on June 16. This is the most recent meeting between the leaders of Russia and the US.
Soviet leader Joseph Stalin with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (far left) and US President Franklin D. Roosevelt (centre) attend the Yalta Conference in the Soviet Union in 1945. Three politicians meet to discuss plans post-war Europe. Photo: Getty Images In this 1945 photo, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and US President Harry Truman at the Potsdam Conference, Germany. Photo: Getty Images Soviet leader Nikolai Bulganin (far left) and US President Dwight D. Eisenhower pose for a photo while meeting on the sidelines of the conference in Geneva (Switzerland) in 1955. Next to the two leaders is French Prime Minister Edgar Faure and his British counterpart Anthony Eden. Photo: Getty Images Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev chats with US President Dwight D. Eisenhower at the White House in 1959. Accompanying them are two wives Nina Khrushcheva and Mamie Eisenhower. Photo: AP Soviet leader Khrushchev shook hands with US President John F. Kennedy when they met at a two-day summit in Vienna (Austria) in 1961. Photo: Getty Images US President Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev at a conference in Washington, DC in 1973. Photo: Getty Images Mr. Nixon (left) and Mr. Brezhnev reunited in Moscow in 1974. Photo: AP Soviet leader Brezhnev and US President Gerald Ford on a train in Vladivostok in 1974. Through this summit, the two sides agreed to limit arms. Photo: Getty Images US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev chat by a fire in Geneva in 1985. Photo: Getty Images President George HW Bush walks with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and Mr. Reagan in New York in 1988. Photo: AP President George HW Bush and Mr. Gorbachev at the Moscow summit in 1991. Then the Soviet Union disintegrated and the Cold War ended. Photo: Getty Images Russian President Boris Yeltsin with his US counterpart Bill Clinton at a joint press conference in New York in 1995. Photo: Getty Images President Bill Clinton shakes hands with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Japan in 2000. Photo: Getty Image Russian leader Putin and US President George W. Bush in Crawford, Texas in 2001. Photo: AFP US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) in the Czech Republic in 2010. Photo: Getty Images President Putin hands his US counterpart Donald Trump a soccer ball after the summit in Helsinki (Finland) 2018. Photo: Getty Images