You know, I'm sure we can find bad apples who work for departments of state all around the world. I make an effort to assess the individual rather than the nation and consider the socio-political situation of the country at the time. It would be really nice to receive the same courtesy in return. Yeah, we've had eight years of problems with the executive branch, and the appointments there have suffered, but it honestly has happened with other nation's governments at other times... rather a laundry list, actually, if you're willing to go back a century or so.
Also, on the global stage, Russia's support for Iranian nuclear systems ought to be more of a concern than a cool name. I don't think they're terribly close to having something functional, but the region is volatile enough (thanks to poor decisions made in the aftermath of WWI by France and Britain) that nuclear capability ought to be a concern.
And to prevent this from rolling over into a rant, I'll just promise that this is all I'll say on this topic in this thread... or likely any other.