"I recommend that all US presidential candidates, including the candidate you mention (Romney), do at least two things," Medvedev told Russian reporters on the sidelines of a nuclear security conference in Seoul.
"That they use their head and consult their reason when they formulate their positions, and that they check the time - it is now 2012, not the mid-1970s," said the outgoing Russian president in comments broadcast on state television.
Medvedev said Romney's quip "smelled of Hollywood" because it typecast Moscow as Washington's main enemy from the Cold War era just like in the popular spy movie thrillers of the time.
Say what you will about Russia and its corrupt politicians, sometimes you just got to take your hat off to someone like Medvedev."As for ideological cliches, I always get nervous when one side or the other starts using phrases such as 'enemy number one' and so on," Medvedev said.