While news is easy to get these days, being a bit removed from the immediacy of the moment provides a useful perspective. For example, the play-by-play, minute by minute back and forth between Clinton, Trump and their surrogates followed by instant analysis from the pundits is, from this distance, an exercise in silliness.
I assume that here in Russia the locals have their own version of the same phenomena, but I am blissfully unaware of their issues and therefore free from being interested or concerned. Is this hiding from reality or taking a welcome break from paying attention to trivia. I think the latter.
Have a nice day.