Russians on Trump sets out to show a view of Donald Trump that has gotten very little exposure in the American media but is critically important: the perspective of Russia. News, analysis and commentary about Trump, drawn directly from the Russian press — before 2016, during the election campaign, and after his surprise win — fill crucial gaps in the knowledge of what the Trump-Russia relationship means to both sides.
Publication Date: May 7, 2018
Russians on Trump traces the relationship of Trump and Russia from 1997 to the present day. It looks at the personal image that Trump projects in Russia, the inferences that Russian analysts make from his statements, and the unforeseen reverberations of his policies. Fascinating, enlightening and entertaining, this collection will interest both serious scholars and anyone with an interest in digging deeper into the Trump presidency.
Putting together this book has been a fascinating experience. Besides winnowing the extensive coverage of Donald Trump's campaign and presidency in the Current Digest of the Russian Press, we ended up translating a number of other articles that took on added relevance in retrospect — on Trump's prior contacts in Russia, his team members' background, etc. All in all, what emerges is a nuanced picture of Trump, from quite a diversity of angles, that I personally find quite interesting — both as a Russia specialist and as an American.
In current news coverage, I don't believe there are any two words that are tied together as much as "Trump" and "Russia." No relationship has been reported on, analyzed, or speculated about as much as the one between our 45th president and America's former cold war rival. Contained in the pages of Russians on Trump, you will find new insights into that relationship from the Russian side. This book provides fascinating, educational and unique perspectives on the events that have riveted Western audiences for years now. I hope you enjoy it!
If you want to know what the Russians think of Donald Trump, there's no better way than reading what they say about him in their press - and there's no better and more comprehensive survey of that than this book. Mark Galeotti, professor and senior researcher, Institute of International Relations Prague
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