US President-elect Donald Trump will visit Russia after the inauguration on January 20, 2017. Russian newspaper Izvestia reports this, citing a senior source in the US Republican Party.
It is noted that Trump's advisers persuaded him not to make a visit to Moscow before the inauguration.
"After some meetings within the team, it was decided to postpone the visit. It will be prepared after the inauguration of President Trump", said the source.
In addition, the source said on condition of anonymity that there are no serious contacts between Moscow and the Trump at the moment.
"Neither Donald Trump nor his team did not know about the resumption of the military operations of the Russian armed forces in Syria. At this stage there are no serious contacts between Moscow and the team of Donald Trump", the source added.
Recall that Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held the first talks on the phone on November 14. The Kremlin said that Putin and Trump "came together to assess the current extremely poor condition" of US-Russian relations, and "spoke in favor of active joint work to their normalization in the direction of constructive cooperation on a wide range of issues."