Naturally, a few folks were less than enthused with the president's remarks.
"[Russia] is without question our number one geopolitical foe," , "they fight for every cause for the world's worst actors," GOP front-runner Mitt Romney said in an interview with CNN. "The idea that he has more flexibility in mind for Russia is very, very troubling indeed."
Perhaps hurt to find out that Russia and the U.S. are not, in fact, Best Friends Forever, President Medvedev lashed out at Romney, saying his comments smelled "like Hollywood."
"We are in 2012 and not the mid-1970s," the Russian president said.
Picking up on this ‘60/’70s Hollywood-Goes-to-the-Cold-War idea, the conservative super PAC American Crossroads released a James Bond-themed commercial that not only mocks the president’s odd request for “space,” but also takes a few jabs at the “über-macho” Russian Prime Minister Vladmir Putin.
"You only run twice," the YouTube page reads.