Following an op-ed in The New York Times by Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Senator John McCain promised to write a response for the Russian website Pravda.ru. It was published on September 19.
McCain is a controversial figure in Russia for his combative stance against Putin. And Russian social-media users met his piece with applause, scorn, and ambivalence. Some notable reactions below.
Сенатор Джон Маккейн дал российской оппозиции второе дыхание. Падение режимо близко pic.twitter.com/FxbP32bSUH— Lev Sharansky (@LevSharansky) September 19, 2013