Sometimes real relationships are built over the most inconsequential circumstances. A good ole American lunch seems to me the best way to forge something real. I am not suggesting that our relationship with the Russian President is somehow now perfected, but having such a relaxed atmosphere, that actually precludes anything BUT regular chit chat ,seems ideal.
President Obama paid for lunch, apparently, Hells Kitchen, was the same burger joint he and VP Biden at lunch at last year. The Russian President is here trying to improve relations with the United States.