1. In April 2013, Vladimir Putin told a Russian TV audience that al-Qaeda is an invention of the USA.
Russia's main state TV channel has claimed that the US and al-Qaeda are allies in the Middle East.
2. Putin has imposed a ban on the adoption of Russian orphans by US citizens, thus saving dozens if not hundreds of Russian orphans from being caught up in American pedophile rings.
3. During a meeting with the TV channel Russia Today, Putin attacked the US state department for funding opposition rallies in Russia.