Category Archives: Russian Federation

More of Kremlin’s Opponents Are Ending Up Dead – The New York Times

“MOSCOW — From a certain perspective, certainly the Kremlin’s, Vladimir Kara-Murza’s behavior in Washington could be seen as treasonous, a brazen betrayal of his homeland. In a series of public meetings on Capitol Hill, Mr. Kara-Murza, a leader in the … Continue reading

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A Powerful Russian Weapon: The Spread of False Stories – The New York Times

“STOCKHOLM — With a vigorous national debate underway on whether Sweden should enter a military partnership with NATO, officials in Stockholm suddenly encountered an unsettling problem: a flood of distorted and outright false information on social media, confusing public perceptions … Continue reading

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Effort to Expose Russia’s ‘Troll Army’ Draws Vicious Retaliation – The New York Times

“HELSINKI, Finland — Seeking to shine some light into the dark world of Internet trolls, a journalist with Finland’s national broadcaster asked members of her audience to share their experience of encounters with Russia’s “troll army,” a raucous and often … Continue reading

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How Soviet Dissidents Ended 70 Years of Fake News – The New York Times

“If the Soviet Union was the 20th century’s greatest example of a regime that used propaganda and information to control and contain its citizens — 70 years of fake news! — the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution is an important … Continue reading

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What Was Lenin Thinking? – The New York Times

“LONDON — What was Vladimir Lenin thinking on the long journey to Petrograd’s Finland Station in 1917?Like everyone else, he had been taken by surprise at the speed with which the February Revolution had succeeded. As he traveled from Zurich … Continue reading

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Connecting Trump’s Dots to Russia – by Nicholas Kristof – NYT

“I enjoyed the show “House of Cards” but always felt that it went a bit too far, that its plot wasn’t plausible. After seven weeks of President Trump, I owe “House of Cards” an apology. Nothing seems impossible any more.That … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking – The New York Times

“WASHINGTON — In the Obama administration’s last days, some White House officials scrambled to spread information about Russian efforts to undermine the presidential election — and about possible contacts between associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump and Russians — across … Continue reading

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A Back-Channel Plan for Ukraine and Russia- Courtesy of Trump Associates – The New York Times

“A week before Michael T. Flynn resigned as national security adviser, a sealed proposal was hand-delivered to his office, outlining a way for President Trump to lift sanctions against Russia. Mr. Flynn is gone, having been caught lying about his … Continue reading

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Time for Congress to Investigate Mr. Trump’s Ties to Russia – The New York Times

“In history, this is where Congress steps in. During the Vietnam War, Watergate and the Iran-contra scandal, when a president’s actions or policies crossed the line, Congress investigated and held the White House to account. The time has come for … Continue reading

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What Trump Is Doing Is Not O.K. – Thomas Friedman – NYT

“Thank God for the resignation in shame by Mike Flynn, President Trump’s national security adviser. And not just because he misled the vice president and engaged in deeply malignant behavior with Russia, but, more important, because maybe it will finally … Continue reading

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