(NBC News) Some Russians may like Donald Trump's preference for gilded décor and colorful comments, but they still find the Republican presidential candidate a bit too unpredictable, according to natives and experts in the nation's policies.
And while many Russians are only marginally interested in Trump and the current American presidential race, American presidential candidates' attitudes toward the "Motherland" do garner attention, Russian policy experts say. Here are more of their takeaways.[…]
"Russians perceive the U.S. as an 'evil empire'" and feel that the American establishment class is anti-Russian without much regard to varying political figures and policy stances, said Vladimir Gelman, a professor of political science at the European University at St. Petersburg. "In this regard, portraying U.S. elections by the Russian media in 2016 is not much different than, say, in 1980." […]
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