what is the cold war between US and Russia

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India
June 5, 2007 10:18pm CST
I say the news yesterday they said that there was a meeting held between the Developed nations. In that meeting there were cold war between US and Russia. May know from any one of you what is that.
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@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
17 Feb 08
A cold war is two countries spying on each other through their secret service. They are keeping an eye on each other to make sure that one is not gaining a military advantage which could result in the declaration of a real war. Pretty much James Bond stuff. They also use spy satellites these days.
@MJLami (1173)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I'm sure someone else can provide you with a much better explanation but I'll be happy to give you the basics. Russia as you may know was a Communist country and America is based on Freedom. Because of those differences being so vast and both countries accumulating military, warfare and nuclear expertise there was a competion, arch rivalry in place. Both countries were reported to have nuclear war heads pointed at each other in the event of war.