Hello there Russian and US senators, 1983 called. It wants its rhetoric back.
Things have got incredibly tense between two of the worlds sparring superpowers in the last 24 hours, but from some of the language used by these chaps, it does make you wonder if they were just itching to use those putdowns.
Bets on how long it'll take before 'evil empire' makes a reappearance?
Here's the top seven so far:
'What is happening is a direct result of the conniving politics of Western politicians and European bodies, who from the very beginning of the crisis have closed their eyes to the actions of radical forces in Ukraine'
Sergei Lavrov, Russia's Foreign Minister
'They want to be Western. That's what this whole hundreds of thousands in the square was all about. They don't want to be Eastern.'
US Senator John McCain
'I believe that these words of the US president are a direct threat, and he has crossed the red line and insulted the Russian people'
Russia's Federation Council Deputy Chairman Yuri Vorobyov
'I look back wistfully at the Cold War. There were two superpowers, they knew what we had, we knew what they had, mutually assured destruction meant something. It doesn’t mean anything anymore. Now we have these people who are not rational, not logical, they’re nuts.'
US Senator Jim Inhofe, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee
'Events in Ukraine happened with the participation of foreign states. American officials openly admit that they invested a lot of money to create such a situation.'
Russian Senator Vyacheslav Shtyrov
'It's time to reset the reset [on Russia]'
US Republican senator Kelly Ayotte , of New Hampshire
'We have led the global fight against tyranny and totalitarianism, and we won. Suddenly, over the last eight to 10 years, there’s been retrenchment. We do not want to live in a world where the hard-fought gains of the Cold War, we backslide from them.'
US Republican Senator Marco Rubio, of FloridaSuggest a correction