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Russian billionaire -- -- -- has -- to the Russian presidential race at the disputed election results -- violent demonstrations all over the country.
But does not match that actual to all of does it matter to us -- -- -- here in America.
Joining us now is John Jensen senior fellow at the school of advanced international studies at Johns Hopkins University so up.
Would not seen anything like this in Russia -- in recent history I don't think.
Does it count for all -- does it make any difference to us and our money apple.
-- it certainly does.
Vladimir Putin wants out wants to cooperate with the United States when it helps Russia which has.
On the start treaty for example would pass -- -- also wants to undermine US influence everyplace else and so -- you saw from his very harsh criticism of Secretary Clinton last week he really doesn't like the United States very much and wants.
Sloane skip a heartbeat trying to undermine us where we -- where he feels this will offer him more -- because of the opposition to him and the somewhat disputed election.
Does that mean he's got to back off from his criticisms of the United States.
I don't think so.
-- often criticize the United States is compare us to.
Nazi Germany in the past I think by ratcheting up the criticism.
He feels he -- or creates an all an old Soviet tradition create an external enemy and get more votes in March.
How will -- affect us financial and look how does it brief and what's the repercussion financially for us.
-- and their prudent wants our money and he and his friends like pro growth wanna put their money here.
So they want to create the illusion that it's Russia as a safe place to invest.
And they also don't want too much too many people here sniffing around.
What's in many ways is very corrupt money gains and very ill gotten ways one of Russia's major exports is corruption.
-- make -- -- off I believe he owns the New Jersey Nets.
He's and to the race to run against Putin in Russia -- I believe what you make of that.
Pro for off running against prudent sort of like Jeffrey Immelt running against Obama it's simply not credible.
His -- depends on his associations with the Kremlin.
And frankly after they have the Kremlin -- surprise last week.
That a lot of people didn't believe achieving in the Duma elections.
He needs someone to be out there to say he's running against him is this just like to touch it it justice that he is Josh let's let's say he's acting apart I wouldn't insult any NBA owner by saying there -- students.
If that's it don't Jensen I'm afraid we're out of time is a fascinating subject come back again soon please and keep his eye on this development -- -- interested thank you thank.