Wondering how America’s impeachment obsession is playing elsewhere? Well, the Russians are loving it – and not just President Vladimir Putin. Comedy TV, political operatives and even cartoonists are having a field day with what they are calling “Ukrainegate.”

Cynthia Hooper, a historian at the College of the Holy Cross who studies contemporary Russia, explains how the Russian media tend to echo their counterparts in the U.S. Except the jokes are different and Kremlin-backed pundits are skillfully spinning stories to highlight U.S. political dysfunction.

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