THIS ASSAULT THAT WAS INTENDED AS OBVIOUS PUNISHMENT BY DEATH, IS DESPICABLE, PERSONAL RETRIBUTION AND CANNOT BE IGNORED BY THE WORLD. OR BY US. IT WAS RIGHT THAT GERMANY TAKE ALEXEY INTO THEIR ARMS TO PROTECT HIM AND HIS EXERCISING OF DEMOCRACY! PUTIN CAN DEFEND HIMSELF ALL HE WANTS, BUT WE HAVE SEEN THIS MURDEROUS ATTEMPT WITH SUCCESS, MANY TIMES BEFORE IN PAST DECADES, AND WE KNOW THE SOURCE AND WHY. WE IN AMERICAN STAND FOR FREE SPEECH AND THE RIGHT OF THE FREE PRESS TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES. DO NOT LET PUTIN GET AWAY WITH THIS AS HE THREATENS THE WORLD! AMERICA MUST SEPARATE FROM ANY RELATIONSHIPS INITIATED BY THE USA, OR PARTNERSHIPS IN PROJECTS OR "UNDERSTANDINGS". THIS SO-CALLED "SINCERE" RELATIONSHIP AS SHOWN BY TRUMP, IS NOT SEEN EQUALLY IN THE SAME LIGHT BY PUTIN. WE ARE A JOKE TO THE RUSSIAN LEADERSHIP, AS THEY CONTINUE TO INTERFERE IN OUR ELECTION. NO MORE POLITICIZING FOR PERSONAL GAIN. PLEASE.