Being cautious not to hurt chances for a thaw in U.S.-Russia relations, President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials have wisely opted to defer questions about their plans for future contacts with Trump and any agenda for those talks until he takes office on Friday.

Trump has spoken kindly of Putin which has brought wide expectations of improved Moscow-Washington relations, but Trump has not articulated a clear Russia policy. His Cabinet nominees include both a retired general with a hawkish stance on Russia and an oil executive who has done extensive business in Russia.

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At the same time, Russian officials are blasting the outgoing U.S. administration in distinctly undiplomatic language, dropping all decorum after Obama hit Moscow with more sanctions in his final weeks in office.

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Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, “If ‘Russian hackers’ hacked anything in America, there were two things: Obama’s brain, and, of course, the report about ‘Russian hackers.’

Zakharova charged that “Obama and his illiterate foreign policy team have dealt a crushing blow to America’s prestige and leadership” and described his administration as “a bunch of geopolitical losers, enraged and shortsighted.”

Obama’s administration still has a few days left to “destroy the world,” Zakharova wrote.

Well, we have one thing in common with Russia- we can’t stand Obama!

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