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Did Putin “Vote” for Biden?


Vladimir Putin, image by Russian Presidential Press and Information Office via WikipediaBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,826, November 20, 2020
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: After four years of supporting Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to curry favor with Joe Biden days before the US presidential election. He did this despite Biden’s sharp anti-Russian rhetoric and amidst the Democrats’ four-year-long accusation that Trump had colluded with Russia (with Biden himself calling Trump “Putin’s puppy”). Putin will never allow personal preference of one leader over another to override Russian national interests, and it is those interests that will dictate his diplomatic approach to …read more

Source:: Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

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