‘The US Democratic Party continues to play the “Russian scare card” as part of its election campaign, criticizing Republicans for merely making positive remarks about Russia and its leader; former US diplomat and advisor to the US Senate’s Republican leadership James George Jatras tells Sputnik what rationale lies behind the Russophobic rhetoric.

“It would be much nicer if this card played a positive role,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday, when asked about US presidential candidates’ statements regarding Russia. According to the spokesman, Kremlin still witnesses manifestations of “frequent blatant Russophobia.”‘

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