Champagne corks pop in Moscow over Trump's inauguration

Actually it's more likely that he'll be watching others do it, according to The Moscow Times, which cited comments made by Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov to the BBC in an edition of its program Hard Talk, which airs on Saturday.

Most Russians expect relations between Moscow and Washington to improve under Trump, although expectations have abated somewhat since the initial mix of shock and euphoria from his November election.

"We would like to hope that with the changes in the White House we can overcome the risky trend of degradation in Russian-U.S. ties, which peaked under Barack Obama", ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told state news agency RIA Novosti.

If you sit in the real world, however, the USA under Donald Trump starts off a whole lot like the one under Barack Obama, insofar as Russian Federation is concerned. Obama withdrew U.S. support for NATO's enlargement farther east, signaling to Russia that the gray zone between North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the Russian border was ripe for Russian predation, as occurred in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. Trump has not shared Obama's outrage at Russia's bombing campaign in Syria, and has considered lifting the sanctions imposed over the Ukraine conflict.

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Don't get me wrong: despite its imperfections, the U.S. remains a positive force in the world.

Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Friday to return to the soon as he could, "to further strengthen the bond with new President Trump".

In an interview with state-run Russian news site Sputnik News, a representative for the store said,"All of American buyers are very friendly and enjoy the discounts; nobody is making jokes about Trump's peculiar ties with Russia".

"I'm saying that I'd possibly have a good relationship. Otherwise there is no way".

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What does Russian Federation gain with Trump? "I do not know what he will do in the worldwide arena, so I have no reason either to attack him or criticise him for whatever reason or to defend him, no matter what", he said during a joint news conference in Moscow with President of Moldova Igor Dodon, according to the Kremlin's website.

Not everyone was quite so optimistic, however. Speaking about the nation's incursion into Crimea, Trump said that Russian Federation had vowed "we will not go into Ukraine, we will not do that, it will never happen". Why has Mr. Trump consistently trashed our Nation Security agencies when the issue of Russian involvement in our election has come up?

There was no immediate response from the president-elect's team on Trump's change of heart on Russian Federation. "This is not freedom of expression, but harassment".

During his last news conference at the White House, Obama told reporters, "Russia continues to occupy Ukrainian territory and meddle in Ukrainian affairs".

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The EU has also reacted negatively to Mr Trump's suggestion of moving the United States embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move that very well could increase tensions between the West and the Arab World. However, Trump and his transition team have repeatedly denied the dossier's assertions.

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