MOSCOW Jan 23 Russia wants constructive
relations with the United States despite disputes over U.S.
legislation designed to punish Russian human rights abusers and
other difficulties in ties, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei
Lavrov said on Wednesday.
Lavrov called the Magnitsky Act legislation "odious" but
added: "We are interested in constructive dialogue and the
development of stable, mutually beneficial cooperation,
particularly in the area of investment, in trade and economic
relations and in contacts between people."