President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia in Moscow this week. Officially, Moscow presented a sober facade. From other precincts, however, came eruptions of undisguised glee. Credit Pool photo by Alexey Nikolsky
Moscow Times: Russia Reacts to Brexit Referendum
According to official results released Friday, 52 percent of British voters voted for the U.K. to leave the European Union — the so-called Brexit.
Here is how Russia has reacted to the historical referendum.
Alexei Pushkov, head of the State Duma's foreign affairs committee, said EU countries will be against carrying out any further referendums after Brexit.
“After the referendum in the Netherlands and Britain, the European ruling elites will be against conducting them: Public opinion is dangerous for their political goals,” Pushkov wrote on Twitter.
According to Andrei Klepach, deputy chairman of the Russian State Development Bank Vneshekonombank (VEB), the U.K. leaving the EU could, in the long term, lead to the return of investor interest in Russia.
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WNU Editor: Privately .... I was told that many in the Kremlin preferred a united EU with the U.K. in it. But with the votes now in .... take advantage of a crisis is the rule that is now being followed.
More News On Russian Reaction To The Brexit Vote
Putin on Brexit: No one wants to support weak economies -- RT
Putin says Cameron's claim about Russian influence is attempt to shape British public mind -- TASS
Cameron's Claim That Russia is Interested in Brexit 'Groundless' - Putin -- Sputnik
Putin Says Russia Didn’t Interfere in Brexit Referendum -- Bloomberg
Vladimir Putin: Brexit will have global consequences -- RBTH
Putin Rejects Charge That He Influenced Brexit Vote -- RFE
Kremlin Eyes Better U.K.-Russia Ties After Brexit Referendum -- Moscow Times
Kremlin hopes to improve ties with UK after Brexit -- TASS
Russia reacts to the Brexit -- RBTH
Despite Russia’s Somber Facade, Glimpses of Joy Over E.U. Referendum -- NYT
No immediate Brexit shock, Russia says -- UPI
Russia Revels In Brexit Vote -- RFE
Brexit Vote Applauded By Russia, Kremlin Officials Relish Weakened EU -- IBTimes
Russia says Brexit opens door for new UK relations but US blasts vote as 'Putin's victory' -- Express
Russia's Political Elite Seems Thrilled By Brexit, But It Shouldn't Be -- Mark Adomanis, Forbes