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David Matlala asked 2 months ago

Why Is Russia Not Congratulating Biden on His Victory?

It’s several days after the US election results and Russia is still to acknowledge the Biden victory. Countries in Europe and other parts of the world have already accepted the results and congratulated Biden. China congratulated Biden early on Friday 13/11/20.
Are they waiting for the official announcement especially seeing that Donald Trump is refusing to concede the results?
Trump has been cozy with Putin but China is a sworn enemy. Is Biden a bigger threat to them than Trump? During his campaign, Biden described Russia as the biggest threat to US security. What are your thoughts?

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Ahmad Khasan answered 2 months ago

I think it is unbeneficial to Russia and China to congratulate Biden when Trump is on its way on taking legal actions to the Supreme Court. Maybe, both Beijing and Moscow calculated that the probability of Trump winning the Supreme Court is high. Thus they are very careful on congratulating Biden, since it means legitimizing Biden on presidency that he is yet to win.
 
On the other hand, Congratulating Biden before Trump conceded or before the official election result is dangerous both for China and Russia. Since they might be accused of taking side to Biden and intervening the election to beat Trump.

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Jackson Mugarura answered 2 months ago

It definitely true that Biden is a big threat to Russia than Trump. As usual Democrat’s governments usually give hard time to Russia, this could be the reason.

Leno Jean Pierre replied 2 months ago

Maybe they have not good relationship with him. It won’t benefit anything from him.

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David Matlala answered 2 months ago

The insistence of Biden for America to resume the democratization of former Soviet states does not sit well with the Kremlin. In recent months, pro-democracy protests have rocked Belarus, Kyrgystan, and Georgia. Biden criticized Trump’s silence about the violence Belarus meted against pro-democracy activists.

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 2 months ago

Sending congratulatory message is wrong when Biden is still a projected winner.

David Matlala replied 2 months ago

So, the European countries were wrong to send congratulatory messages?

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Nnaemeka Victor answered 2 months ago

I think they are waiting for supreme court verdict before congratulating him.

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 2 months ago

Russia do not congratulate Biden because they knew that Biden has not been officially announced the president elect.

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Edward Duffy answered 1 month ago

There is way too much history between Putin and Trump and his family.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 1 month ago

Putin has finally did it, he was the last president of a Power country to congratulate the victory of Bidden.

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Jackson Mugarura answered 1 month ago

I think Russia finally did congratulate Mr Biden.

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Ahmad Khasan answered 1 month ago

Trump and Putin do have a long history. Of course there is a deeper reason why putin delayed hia congratulation for Biden apart from the legal reason. The fatc that finally Putin congratulated Biden shows that he has been politically acknowledged as US President.

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David Matlala answered 1 month ago

I have to agree with you there Ahmad, the two had something going on. Putin, like many Republicans, had hoped the election results would be overturned.

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Jackson Mugarura answered 1 month ago

Ahmed. I Putin showed some arrogance in a like his counterpart Mr Trump. He should have known that the elections which were won by Biden with such a landslide victory was going to be very difficult to overturn in the current United States setup.

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 1 month ago

Because they don’t want him to win. To them, they believe that, he doesn’t have good leadership qualities.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 1 month ago

Putin is a smart person, he wasn’t sure about the results of the vote, and would not be in the fence. He has a good relationship with Trump, he could not congratulate Biden at the beginning.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 3 weeks ago

Everything start with a good relationship, if you don’t have a good relationship with someone, you probably don’t care about whatever happens to him some time. It seems that Putin and bidden didn’t have good relationship in the past.

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Ahmad Khasan answered 3 weeks ago

Hi, Leno.
 
Putin has already congratulated Biden after the electoral votes were decided. Putin was holding back from congratulating Biden because Trump has yet to concede. Politically, it was a sign that there was still a political and legal process in the US election. That is the ethic.

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Eli Davis Keinamura answered 3 weeks ago

Its good Russia has also congratulated Biden upon his victory ,i do not see why Russia does not congratulate president elect ,to me USA and Russia are no longer competitors in  world politics and international trade economy.

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 3 weeks ago

Because the electoral college did not broadcast the winner of the November election.

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Kenneth Ogbonnaya answered 3 weeks ago

They are not happy that biden wins the election. They wanted Trump to win.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 3 weeks ago

It’s not their concern ,they can congrats him or not, it depends on their relationship in the past.

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Jackson Mugarura answered 3 weeks ago

Leno, I think it’s important that countries have good relationship with one another. It’s very degrading in building relationships when such a thing happens. It’s increases tensions among nations and even impact on currency and stock markets.

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