“If President Vladimir Vladimirovich finds an opportunity to give me Russian citizenship, it will be an honor for me,” she said.
According to Massie, she has devoted many years to bring the peoples of the two countries closer together, so she wants to stay in Russia to continue her work.
“I know what they will say: that I am a traitor. I am a person who is against America,” Massie admitted.
Susannah Massey was born in New York City in 1931. She graduated from Vassar College, and also studied at the Sorbonne and the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. From 1984 to 1988, she was Reagan’s adviser on relations with the USSR.
According to her, the American leader met with her at least 17 times, often alone, and asked her in detail about Russian culture. From her, he learned the Russian proverb “Trust, but check,” which is firmly established in the everyday life of American diplomacy. She has written several books about Russia, including Land of the Firebird: The Beauty of Old Russia (1980) and Pavlovsk: The Life of a Russian Palace, Little Brown & Co (1990).