A private company in Russia's Urals mints a series of silver and golden coins featuring Donald Trump to mark his inauguration. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. A Russian studio in the Urals' city of Zlatoust minted a one kilogram (2.2 lbs approx.) silver coin dedicated to the inauguration of the U.S. President Donald Trump and presented it on the date (January 20). The heavy piece bears the portrait of the 45th president of the United States on its front and the Statue of Liberty at the reverse. The studio plans to produce a series of coins with Trump's portrait, with 25 items made of silver, 15 of silver and gold and five gold ones. Donald Trump gained wide popularity in Russia since he has repeatedly said he will seek to improve relations with Moscow, despite criticism that he is too eager to make an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The United States and other Western powers imposed sanctions on Russia in 2014 over its annexation of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine and its support for pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine.