Trump’s Inauguration: Putin Might not Have Been Watching, but Russia Was

“It is important for the United States to stand up for the basic principal that big countries don’t go around and invade and bully smaller countries”, the Democratic president added. I don’t think they were as bad as they were in various hard moments in the Cold War, but in the post-communist era, we haven’t had a period of tension this serious with Russian Federation in over 30 years.
A weapons factory in Zlatousk, Russia, minted a commemorative coin with the inscription “In Trump We Trust”, according to the TASS news agency.Outlining Russian actions like the annexation of Crimea, the bombing of civilians in Syria, and a hacking of America’s election, Power drew a picture of a state whose primary aim is to sow chaos and wreak havoc on the “rules-based” world order that is girded by worldwide law and run in bodies like the United Nations.What does Russian Federation gain with Trump?”We expect a slow but steady revival of our relations”, he said.Russia’s major news programs lined up hours of Trump coverage: A viewer of the state-run Rossiya-1 channel got four hours of American politics, full of vitriol aimed at Obama, disdain for the allegations against Russian Federation, and cautious optimism about Trump.What’s your outlook on relations under Trump?Meanwhile he has said on Putin: “I think it would be great to get along with him”.

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CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment.We are yet to see the deliverables of the new found “Trumpism” as an American concept but “Putinism” is already showing what it has done and achieved for Russian Federation. – Not as a problem or a potential global spoiler but as a counter weight to USA hegemony that requires not only a degree of Russian unfriendliness but also its political and military opposition to maintain the balance of power in an worldwide system so essential to discourage the U.S. carrying out world policing in a (failed) business as usual style.How concerned are you about Russian aggression, particularly in Ukraine/Crimea?Leonid Slutsky, the head of the foreign affairs committee in the lower house of parliament, expressed hope that Trump will move to establish constructive ties with Moscow, but cautioned there is no “magic button” to instantly achieve that.What about Russia’s role in Syria? It’s nearly a no-win situation, and I think that’s one of the reasons Obama hasn’t gotten involved.From a business and investing standpoint, if official Washington does not place Russian Federation in a corner like a bad child, investors will see lights at the end of the tunnel on sanctions and pave the way for investment there. Will you openly support President Putin in his re-election bid in 2018 as he did your election in 2016?If you’re an American shopper in Moscow who simply must have that leather bomber jacket with an airbrushed image of USA and Soviet troops converging on Nazi Germany, Friday’s your lucky day.The most frightening specter is not a President Trump who is overly friendly and compliant with Mr. Putin; it is a President Trump who believes Mr. Putin has played him for a fool and who overreacts.