Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State Heather Nauert has compared Russia with 'a beast from the deep sea.'

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"We can't say that the United States is going to be any safer from its election as a result. Russia has long arms; Russia has lots of tentacles. We imagine that they will continue to have an interest in our elections but also many other nations' elections as well...It's a beast from the deep sea," Nauert said at a briefing in Washington, D.C., on March 27, 2018, answering a question whether the upcoming U.S. elections in November could be safer after the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats.

In turn, the Russian Embassy in the United States wrote on Twitter: "Today, we witnessed 'Grosse antibolschewistische Schau' performed by @statedeptspox."