The screenplay was written a long time ago. Since the Trump administration announced its intention to proceed to a unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the Open Skies Treaty (OST), analysts and observers were expecting an answer from Russia. Moscow decided in turn to abandon its participation in this confidence-building measures regime. However, it is the Russian decision that appears to have been the most covered by the media. The American withdrawal, some months ago, went practically unnoticed and was little commented.