>> Russian President, Vladimir Putin, is calling for a new improved era in US/Russia ties after Donald Trump's election. I'm Andrew Osborn, Reuters chief Russia correspondent here in central Moscow, close to Red Square. There was really undisguised glee about the Trump victory. The Russian parliament, the lower house of parliament, erupted into spontaneous applause when told that Mr. Trump had won.
And Mr. Putin, himself, looked very pleased when he was talking about this. Talking to foreign ambassadors about this. Putin and Trump may well get on. But, in some ways, are they too similar as personalities? That's all a concern here. That behind all the initials warm words and the bon ami.
Once they actually get down to brass tacks, they could actually offend each other. Are they too macho? Both fond of talking tough. And both rather thin-skinned when it comes to criticism of themselves. So is there room, potentially, for them to fall out in a big way? Many people here really see this as a major setback for western style liberalism, for tolerance.
For a western vision of society for multiculturalism and so on. So this is not just for them about America. This is about, if you like, a battle of ideas, a battle of visions. And they see their own vision. A vision which includes strong nation states. Which, as they see it, defend their own interests, Really is on the up, is on the rise.
That's how it's seen here in Moscow.