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Russian media backs Trump, questions US democracy

However, the Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly denied claims that the Kremlin would like to see Trump win the elections. Photograph: (AFP)

WION Moscow, Russia Nov 05, 2016, 05.39 PM (IST)

As the race for the White House is hotting up, the Russian state-owned media is devoting most of its time elaborating Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's allegations that his rival Democract candidate Hillary Clinton is corrupt and the "rigged elections". 

"Clinton has a choice. Either she gets the presidency or she goes behind bars," pro-Kremlin journalist Dmitry Kiselyov said during his flagship Sunday program on the state-controlled Vesti channel, news agency PTI reported. 

The state media did little to hide its preference in the upcoming US election, telling viewers that Clinton had the full backing of the US security services, "oligarchic" corporations and the media.

Several other reports highlighted concerns about Clinton's health, linked her to sex scandals and suggested that the Democratic Party is "panicking" over recent polls, PTI said. 

However, the Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly denied claims that the Kremlin would like to see Trump win the elections. But he did not fail to point out the string similarities between their positions on major foreign policy issues, including Syria and Ukraine.

The Russian media is widely covering the presidential battle and is pushing for Trump's candidacy aggressively, according to a European Union official.

(WION with inputs from PTI)
 

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