Russian Media Reacts to U.S. Election: ‘A Choice Between the Bad and the Very Bad’

Russian Media Reacts to U.S. Election: ‘A Choice Between the Bad and the Very Bad’

Politicians and media outlets in Russia are pessimistic over any chances of the U.S. election’s eventual winner pushing for improved relations between Moscow and Washington.

With Democratic contender Joe Biden ahead of President Donald Trump in the fight for the White House, the sentiment from Russia is that whoever wins would present difficulties for the Kremlin.

Leonid Slutsky, chair of the parliamentary international affairs committee, wrote on Facebook that an “anti-Russian” agenda had been playing out within U.S. politics and, no matter who won, “there is no need to expect any changes for the better in Russian-American relations, and that is very unfortunate.”

Konstantin Kosachev, chair of the upper house Federation Council’s foreign affairs committee, said that fears of Russian interference in the 2020 U.S. election were “never convincingly proven.”