- Jill Dougherty: Trump's love affair with Putin is playing out well for Russia and Putin's candidacy for the 2018 elections
- Trump's travails can serve the Kremlin's ambitions: A message to the world that the US is a shambles, she writes
Jill Dougherty is a former CNN foreign affairs correspondent and Moscow bureau chief with expertise in Russia and the former Soviet Union. The opinions in this article belong to the author.
(CNN)For weeks after Donald Trump's election, "Trumpomania" ruled the Russian airwaves.