The United States government repeatedly demanded that the Russian not give whistleblower, Edward Snowden, asylum. However, the opposite has happened. Because of this, President Obama cancelled a personal meeting with President Vladimir Putin which has put a dent in already somewhat tense relations between the United States and Russia. President Obama claims that it wasn’t just the Snowden situation, but also because of Russia’s anti-gay propaganda bill and other stances Russia has taken.
Contributed by: Jimmy Parker