1997 Courting Deals with Russian Officials

Trump hosts retired Russian general and presidential hopeful Alexander Lebed at Trump Hotel in New York.  Eager to help Trump get established in the Russian market, Lebed reasons, “If Trump goes to Moscow,  I think America will follow.”  About his trip to Russia, “It’s a totally interesting place,” Trump says, “I think the Soviet Union is really making an effort to cooperate in the sense of dealing openly with other nations and opening up in the country.”  During their meeting, Trump reveals he would be going to Moscow again to explore skyscraper and hotel development projects in Moscow, including the reconstruction of the Moskva and Rossiya Hotels.  Trump notes, “And we’re working with the local government, the mayor of Moscow and the mayor’s people.  So far, they’ve been very responsive.”


By | 2017-06-24T19:36:57+00:00 May 4th, 2017|

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