A Russian war correspondent covers election wars in the U.S. May01

A Russian war correspondent covers election wars i...

  A few days before New Yorkers went to the polls in the presidential primaries, Russian journalist Pavel Kanygin paid a visit to Brighton Beach, the Brooklyn neighborhood that has long been home to Russian immigrants. “There were many babushkas,” said Kanygin, who was surprised that so many of the Russians still living in Brighton Beach are elderly. Less surprising, he said, was the strong support he found there for Republican frontrunner Donald Trump – who Kanygin says bears a political resemblance to Russian President Vladimir Putin. “He has audience only from white, losing, working-class people,” said Kanygin. Kanygin...