Medvedev glad that Obama, not Romney will be U.S. president

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev welcomes the election victory of Barack Obama.

"Obama is an understandable and predictable partner," Medvedev told reporters. "Obama has been a quite successful president."

He said he was glad that Republican contestant Mitt Romney, known for his anti-Russia statement, had lost the election.

"I am glad that the man who calls Russia it's No. 1 foe will not be the president of this large and influential state. That is paranoid," the Russian prime minister said.

"No matter whether we like America or not, every Russian family is dependent on the dollar rate," he said.

"There have been both successes and failures in the reset of Russia-U.S. relations, and this policy should be carried on," he said.

Medvedev expects Russia-U.S. relations to "be basically normal."

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