Ah ..John Quincy Adams visited Russia in the the mid 1770’s in an attempt to urge the Russian court to give aid to the American Revolution. Imagine if he had succeeded there would be a statue of freedom in Boston Harbor. I wonder what it would look like. I imagine that the world would be a much different place today. The french speaking Russian court of the time missed the opportunity…if only some in the Russian court could have seen the near future. If some in the USA court could see the future….There is a lesson in it all.