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Putin open to working with Biden because his party shares ‘Social Democratic ideas’

Russian President Vladimir Putin said he’s aware Joe Biden has made sharp anti-Russian statements, but is open to working with him if he’s elected president, citing that the Democratic Party shares many of his ideals.

Putin, speaking to state-sponsored Russian television earlier this month, said he’s come to expect criticism of Russia by mainstream US politicians.

“We can hear rather sharp anti-Russian rhetoric as well. Regrettably, we have become used to this,” Putin said.

The Russian president then pointed to Biden’s agreement to extend a new START agreement that expires in February, or agree to another arms-reduction treaty.

“This is a very serious element of our potential collaboration in the future,” he said.

Putin added that he believes the Democratic party espouses ideals closer aligned to the politics of Europe.

“The Democratic Party is traditionally closer to the so-called liberal values, closer to Social Democratic ideas, if compared to Europe. And it was from the Social Democratic environment that the Communist Party evolved,” he said.

Putin then claimed to adhere to left-wing values shared by some in the US Democratic Party.

“I was a member of the Soviet Communist Party for nearly 20 years, or more precisely 18 years. I was a rank-and-file member, but it can be said that I believed in the party’s ideas,” Putin said.

“I still like many of these left-wing values. Equality and fraternity. What is bad about them? In fact, they are akin to Christian values,” he added.

Putin added that Biden calling Trump “Putin’s puppy” was actually a compliment to Russia.

“This actually enhances our prestige, because they are talking about our incredible influence and power,” he said.


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