Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the United States has been sending "signals" that it wants to start repairing ties with Moscow.
Relations between Russia and the West are at a post-Cold War low because of Moscow's annexation of Crimea and its involvement in the fighting in eastern Ukraine.
Speaking at a youth meeting near Moscow on August 24, Lavrov said Russia was open to dialogue, though it would also not "beg" for better relations.
"If we receive a proposal to start, even gradually, restoring these channels, mechanisms for dialogue and cooperation that have been frozen by our American partners, I am sure...we will agree to restore these channels," Lavrov said.
"We are already getting such signals from the Americans, though for now not very clear," he added.