MOSCOW Just hours after a phone call between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, the reporting of Russian airstrikes in Syria, and their possible connection to Trumps victory, began to circulate.

Russian advances within Syria have often been seen as loss for the United States, as both countries have in the past supported resisting efforts within the complicated conflict.

Throughout the U.S. general elections season, there has been heavy speculation over Donald Trumps relationship with Russia. And in the little over a week since the Republican nominee was elected president of the United States, these suppositions have only increased, with some noting that we are already beginning to see the impacts of the Putin-Trump bromance in action.

As the world grapplings with what for many was a astonish victory, writers in some Western media outlets like The Times and The Boston Globe stated that the U.S. election result( the Globe op-ed published before the election was called) would only serve to benefit person or persons Vladimir Putin.

So whats the view in Russia? The government and some of the public seem pleased, but others, including opposition leaders, public intellectuals and people I surveyed on the streets of Moscow seem more skeptical, if not cautiously optimistic.

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Hours after Putin and Trump spoke, Russian ten-strikes pounded Aleppo, Syria.