The Kremlin may struggle to adjust now there is a fellow neoconservative in the White House
Two days before the US election, state TV channel Russia 24 launched a countdown timer of the hours and minutes left until polls opened – a level of hype and anticipation far exceeding that witnessed during Russia’s own recent parliamentary elections.
But for all the professions of mutual admiration between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, the mood in the country post-vote should be described as confusion not euphoria. The response from some officials was joyous – members of the state duma gave a round of applause; Viktor Nazarov, the governor of the Omsk region, announced that Putin’s party, United Russia, had triumphed in America; and Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of Russia Today TV, tweeted that she wanted to drive around Moscow with an American flag flying from the window.
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