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In Trump We Trust: Inauguration prompts celebration in Russian Federation

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Russian President Vladimir Putin took a parting shot at the Obama administration Tuesday, accusing it of trying to undermine Donald Trump's legitimacy with fake allegations and "binding the president-elect hand and foot to prevent him from fulfilling his election promises".

Putin's broadside at the White House reveals a culmination of tensions between Moscow and Washington, which have built up over the Ukrainian crisis, the Syrian war and the allegations of Russian meddling in the US election.

Just as protests against the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States were not limited to the USA soil, so were the celebrations.

There is a broad feeling in Russia's political and business elites that relations with Washington can't get any worse.

At a newly opened nightclub in the heart of Moscow, revelers celebrated on the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration.

Peskov's remarks reportedly came in response to the chief executive of Russia's hi-tech corporation Rusnano, Anatoly Chubais' statement that participants at the Davos conference were experiencing a feeling of horror over Trump's election as the U.S. president.

The Russian leader ridiculed the authors of the Trump dossier for alleging that Russian spy agencies were collecting compromising material on Trump when he visited Moscow in 2013 for the Miss Universe pageant.

Konstantin Rykov, a former pro-Putin lawmaker and one of the event's promoters, said on social media it was right to celebrate the first phase of the "New World Order". "You can not imagine how much people love Trump, both in the States and here", Tokarev said.

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"I don't know Mr. Trump", Putin said.

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"People who are doing that are inflicting colossal damage to the interests of the United States", Putin said.

During his election campaign, Trump said he would work with Moscow and join forces to deal with global issues like the terrorist group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

Mr. Lavrov also took aim at USA intelligence agencies, saying that they have tried to prove Mr. Trump had compromising links to Russian Federation but "have drawn a blank and should be fired, because they've done worthless work".

Russian officials openly cheered Trump's win in the November election, and many ordinary Russians see Trump as someone who can mend ties between the two countries following their steady deterioration during Barack Obama's second term.

Mr. Lavrov said one of the main aims of the talks is to "consolidate" a Syrian ceasefire mandated by a deal backed by Russian Federation and Turkey and announced on December 29, 2016.

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