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Article TitleDo Russians Want Trump as US President?
SourceThe Current Digest of the Russian Press,  No. 30,  Vol.068, July  25, 2016, page(s): 10-13
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Place of PublicationMinneapolis, USA
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DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.21557/DSP.47058056
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Do Russians Want Trump as US President?

Do Russians Want Trump as US President?

FROLOV: AMERICAN MEDIA THEORIES ABOUT TRUMP PLAYING UP TO RUSSIA ARE UNFOUNDED; SOME OF HIS POLICIES APPEAL TO MOSCOW - E.G., RESTRICTING U.S. PATRONAGE OF NATO, DENYING ARMS TO UKRAINE - BUT THESE VIEWS DON’T MAKE HIM ‘PUTIN’S PUPPET’

WHY DONALD TRUMP IS NOT A PUTIN AGENT. (By Vladimir Frolov. Slon.ru, July 25, 2016, https://slon.ru/posts/71242. Condensed text:) [US] Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s controversial interview with The New York Times, in which he expressed opinions that resonate strongly with Russian foreign policy interests, hit the American public like a bombshell. The transcript has sparked a wave of articles in leading American publications, including pieces by Anne Appelbaum and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman. Most of these experts draw the discomfiting conclusion that wittingly or unwittingly, Trump is acting in Russia’s interests.. . .

More impressionable observers have begun to talk openly about Trump being "[Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s puppet," and alleging that his businesses and election campaign (which he initially financed independently) depend strongly on money from Russian oligarchs close to the Kremlin (those mentioned most often are father and son [Aras and Emin] Agalarov). Entire investigative journalism reports have been written about Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s ties to former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich and Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska.

American [sic; British] political analyst Sam Greene says that the theme of Trump as a Putin agent has become a media trend. But this, of course, is nonsense.

How can we not welcome this?

Moscow probably does like a lot of what Trump says. His foreign policy initiatives could seriously weaken the US’s position in the world and destroy relations with key American allies in Europe and Asia, which would inevitably ease American pressure on Russia. We know that Trump and his team intend to substantially restrict the US’s security commitments, ...

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