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US Elections Are Topic #1 on Russian Political Talk Shows (Video)


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Russians are understandably fascinated by the election brawl unfolding in the United States.  Here is an excerpt from a recent top show devoted to the subject.

In the clip, a prominent Russian political scientist, Vyacheslav Nikonov, explains his understanding of the dynamics behind the elections. Nikonov is the grandson of Vyacheslav Molotov, Stalin's long-time foreign minister.

<figcaption>Russians can't get enough of it</figcaption>
Russians can't get enough of it

 

 

Among other things, he points out that as far as he can see, the media's efforts to demonize both Trump and Putin have only resulted in making them more popular.

An interesting insight into what maintream TV political discussion is like in Russia.

 


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