By BBC Monitoring
Essential Media Insight

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As Joe Biden prepares to move into the White House, countries around the world have been setting out their hopes – and reservations – about what the new administration will bring.

While much of the Russian media focused on the "unprecedented security measures" in the US capital, some outlets are trying to predict what Biden's presidency holds for Russian-US relations. 

"Overall, ahead of Joe Biden taking office, anti-Russian rhetoric in the US has significantly increased," observes news channel Rossiya 24.

"The future administration already intends to introduce tougher sanctions against Moscow," it says.

Pro-Kremlin daily Izvestia notes that "the prospects for Russian-US relations under the new US leader do not encourage optimism so far."