The alt-right shows up in Charlottesville, Va., chanting “Russia is our friend” near statue of Robert E. Lee. https://t.co/o00TYIvupj— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) May 14, 2017
During the American Civil War, Russian-American relations were very generally cooperative. Alone among European powers, Russia offered oratorical support for the Union, largely due to the view that the U.S. served as a counterbalance to the British Empire.
16. Norman A. Graebner, "Northern Diplomacy and European Neutrality," Why the North Won the Civil War, ed. David Donald (New York: Collier Macmillan Publishers, 1960), pp. 57-8.