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Putin ready to meet with Trump - Peskov

Putin ready to meet with Trump - Peskov

Putin's broadside at the White House reveals a culmination of tensions between Moscow and Washington, which have built up over the Ukrainian crisis, the Syrian war and the allegations of Russian meddling in the USA election.

President Donald Trump uses his inaugural address as the 45th President of the United States to declare the people as the rulers of the nation.

Relations between Putin and Barack Obama had soured badly.

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen on president-elect Trump and Russian Federation.

The Russian leader also called the allegations that Moscow might have blackmail material on the United States president-elect "evidently fake".

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday that Obama had promised respectful cooperation with Russia in 2009 but his government adopted "ridiculous and shameful attitude" toward Moscow.

Asked about the effectiveness of Trump's strategy at Wednesday' s press conference, Obama said, "If President-elect Trump is able to restart those talks in a serious way, I think there remains a lot of room for our two countries to reduce our stock piles".

Mr. Putin's comments were the latest in a series of remarks by Russian officials bluntly criticizing the Obama administration in its final weeks, and blaming it for the severe strains in relations between Moscow and Washington in recent years.

Konstantin Rykov, a former pro-Putin lawmaker, and one of the organizers of the party, reportedly said that it was correct to celebrate the "New World Order".

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Dmitri Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, predicted that Moscow will face a pragmatic but very tough partner in Trump.

He said that the date of the meeting would be probably discussed during a phone conversation between Putin and Trump.

Putin's military isn't alone is seeking to tap into what polls show is widespread hope among the population that the billionaire-turned-politician will help end the worst crisis in relations since the Cold War.

"Conclusion: The Obama administration has destroyed relations between the United States and Russian Federation, which are at their lowest point in decades", Medvedev said.

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.

For Russians, the occasion had some feeling optimistic about the future, and for others it was an opportunity for self-promotion, merchandising and of course, celebrations.

Andrei Kuzyaev, a Russian oil tycoon who now heads ER Telecom, a leading broadband provider, said he expects Trump to "switch from political propaganda to action".

He also defended his decisions over the past years to impose several rounds of sanctions on Russian Federation, in conjunction with USA allies in Europe.


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