Collective yawn from Russians
While many Americans were glued to their screens listening to Comey’s testimony, Russians were largely ignoring the hearings.
Even the Kremlin wasn’t tuning in, said government spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has vehemently denied allegations that Russia interfered with the U.S. elections in favor of Trump, and blamed the “hysteria” on Russophobia.
“Most Russians don’t care or simply don’t believe that Russia could have inf luenced the U.S. elections,” said Oleg Kozlovsky, an opposition activist. “For many Russians, they just don’t believe that Russia is that influential in other countries’ politics.”
Nearly 72% of Russians polled by the Levada Center, an independent polling agency, shortly after Trump’s inauguration in January said Russia probably or definitely did not interfere with the U.S. election.
Only 18% said they were following the issue closely.