We here in Chelm fully support America's attempts to engage with Russia. The ways both Bush the Younger and Clinton the Blonder have gone about it are fully in accord with the wisdom of Chelm. Our chief kabbalist, Shabtai the Nudnik, is taking the best suggestions from each of these august statespersons and is currently attempting to design a reset button for Russia's soul, using his all-wooden Cabbage Difference Engine laptop (it has a sauerkraut CPU). It may need some work, however, because our friendly neighborhood Cossack, Ivan the Terribly Smelly, burst in on Shabtai while he was working and beat him to a borschtlike pulp.
Shabtai the Nudnik, after Ivan's visit