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Trump: Making Russia Great Again

A Eurasianet partner post from Coda

How did Russian media cover the U.S. inauguration?
 
“When Donald Trump thanked the people of the world in his inaugural speech, Vladimir Putin must have thought to himself, ‘You are welcome,’” said Dmitry Kiselyov, as he recapped Trump’s inauguration on Russia’s flagship show “Vesti Nedeli.”
 
In a country where journalists have little or no access to politicians, Kiselyov’s weekly show is a must-watch for Russians trying to understand what Vladimir Putin is thinking. Clueless outsiders are encouraged to use the show as a barometer of the Kremlin’s mood. This Sunday, the mood was good as Kiselyov, the host and a sanctioned individual by the EU, spent two hours explaining to millions across Russia why Trump’s ascent is Moscow’s gain and its enemies’ loss.

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Giorgi Lomsadze is a journalist based in Tbilisi, Georgia.

A Eurasianet partner post from Coda

Trump: Making Russia Great Again

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