They’re putting the “Da!” in Donald.
President Donald Trump’s inauguration is being celebrated in Russia with parties, commemorative coins and “matryoshka” nesting dolls as that country looks forward to a new era of detente.
One former lawmaker there — Putin critic Gennady Gudkov — told Reuters it’s nothing short of “Trumpomania.”
The Kremlin is hoping Trump will pull back on economic sanctions imposed by the Obama administration after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Gudkov said.
They’re also hoping the US will now team up with Russia in fighting Islamic State, and that Trump will roll back NATO military activity near their western borders.
Among the Trump tchotchke’s now in vogue are nesting dolls in the new US president’s likeness, and limited-edition silver and gold commemorative coins, minted by craftsmen in the city of Zlatoust, east of Moscow.
The coins read “In Trump We Trust.”
And a shop selling Russian military kit located opposite the U.S. embassy in Moscow has unveiled a cheeky promotional campaign offering embassy employees and U.S. citizens a 10 percent discount on its wares to celebrate Trump’s inauguration.
|New York Post