Although Donald trump and Vladimir Putin seem to agree on several issues, they have not yet discussed them with eye to eye. While trump claims that Hillary Clinton is too weak to be President of the United States, the Russian President seems to really fear Clinton.
The US claim that Russia is actively working to undermine the presidential prospects of Clinton. When hackers released emails of the National Committee of the Democratic party just hours before the National Congress, the experts of Internet security allegedly found a fingerprint of Russian agencies.
The US government has now formally accused Russia of interfering in the elections of the President of the United States, and each case of interference is still clearly intended to hurt Clinton.
For Putin to stop Clinton is not only an important strategic objective. It is also personal.
In 2011, Putin faced the largest protest in the country since the collapse of the Soviet Union. He served two terms as President, the maximum allowed, and in 2008 became Prime Minister, in a maneuver that effectively allowed him to hold power while his ally, Dmitry Medvedev was President.
He then declared - to a lot of anger, but little surprise - that he will run for the third presidential term. Three months later, the opposition broke through in rage, when his party won a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections due to accusations of fraud.
Despite the cold temperatures in Moscow, thousands of people took to the streets, calling for honest elections and demanding an end to Putin's rule.
At that time, Secretary Clinton has openly sided with the protesters. "Russian people, like people all over the world," she said, "... deserve a free, fair, transparent elections."
Putin's hostility to Clinton is the same as its big strategic objectives. In recent years, he began increasingly muscular foreign (and domestic) policy. He challenges US, NATO and the European Union at every step.
Russia, according to Western analysts, has launched a campaign to "discredit the liberal-democratic model of the West, and undermining the transatlantic link," manipulating the countries of Eastern Europe and "supporting extreme right-wing" against the EU.
While Clinton considers it necessary to strengthen the position of America's foreign policy trump coincides with the position of Russia. He suggested that he could recognize the Crimea to Russia
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