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Britain’s new PM Truss draws scathing reaction from Moscow

By Mark Trevelyan

Tatiana Stanovaya, founder of the political analysis firm R.Politik, said the incident had helped to shape Russia’s attitude.

“Truss seems to the Kremlin a representative of this new generation of superficial Western politicians,” she said. “They … were so happy when she made this mistake. It was a gift to use instantly against her.”

Days before that blunder, Truss had confused the Black and Baltic Seas, allowing foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova to complain of “the stupidity and ignorance of Anglo-Saxon politicians”.

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