Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump was “an internal US affair” but that blame rested with the US system.
“The electoral system in the United States is archaic, it does not meed modern democratic standards, creating opportunities for numerous violations, and the American media have become an instrument of political struggle,” Zakharova told Russian news agencies.
“This is largely the reason for the split in society now observed in the United States.”
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has said it is now looking for information that will help agents identify people who stormed the United States Capitol building following a day of pro-Trump demonstrations in Washington, D.C.
The agency asked for “tips and digital media depicting rioting and violence in the US Capitol building and surrounding area.”
The FBI said in a statement; “The FBI is seeking information that will assist in identifying individuals who are actively instigating violence in Washington, D.C. The FBI is accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting and violence in the US Capitol Building and surrounding area in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021.”