MOSCOW — Champagne corks popped Friday in Moscow as Russians celebrated the start of Donald Trump’s presidency, confident of better relations ahead between the two countries.
“It’s weird, but it’s great, and for the first time ever Russians are applauding the victory of a U.S. presidential candidate. It’s a sign of the times,” political analyst Stanislav Byshok said.
Trump’s promises to fix ravaged relations with Moscow have elated Russia’s political elite following spiraling tensions with Washington over the Ukrainian crisis, the war in Syria and allegations of Russian meddling in the U.S. election.
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