He is known for active measures with the Russian company “Rosneft” according to some, direct negotiations between Tillerson and Russian President Vladimir Putin facilitated the conclusion of agreements on the implementation of several major projects (in particular, drilling in the Russian Arctic shelf). He was awarded the Russian order of Friendship.
Tillerson does not consider sanctions against Moscow an efficient tool and supports the reduction of the role of restrictive measures in American foreign policy. Tillerson’s candidacy should be approved by the Senate. The assurances of the lawmakers, although the process will not be easy — many of them are concerned about “ties with Russia.”