Category Archives: Russia

Four Years Ago — Russiagate Intel Report Suspiciously Anachronistic

“The newly-released intelligence report describing Russia’s efforts to undermine the US election is a brick short of a load.” General Michael Hayden — Former head of the CIA and National Security Agency (January 7 2017) January 8 2017 — The … Continue reading

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Four Years Ago — President Obama Announces Sanctions Against Russia For Elections Interference (December 29 2016)

“I have issued an executive order that provides additional authority for responding to certain cyber activity that seeks to interfere with or undermine our election processes and institutions, or those of our allies or partners. Using this new authority, I … Continue reading

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New York Times Hiring Moscow Correspondent [UPDATE — How MSM Select Their Foreign Correspondents]

“Nobody reading this could have any doubt about what the editors of the New York Times expect of candidates for this post. Objective, balanced coverage of Russian realities is clearly not a priority. The chosen correspondent is to look at … Continue reading

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On This Day — Former FSB Officer Alexander Litvinenko Dies (November 23 2006) [2020]

“The evidence suggests that the only credible explanation is, in one way or another, that the Russian state is involved in Litvinenko’s murder.” Scotland Yard lawyer — Court hearing in London (2015)   November 23 2020 — On November 1st 2006, … Continue reading

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New York Times Hiring Moscow Correspondent [Job description]

“Nobody reading this could have any doubt about what the editors of the New York Times expect of candidates for this post. Objective, balanced coverage of Russian realities is clearly not a priority. The chosen correspondent is to look at … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Former Norway Border Inspector Frode Berg Is Released In Spy Swap [November 15 2019]

“The time spent in prison has been a large burden for Frode Berg and his family. We are happy that he can now be reunited with his family.”  Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg November 15 2020 — On November 15 … Continue reading

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Spy Quotes — Leon Theremin & “The Thing”

“Theremin did some of his best scientific work while imprisoned by one of the most repressive regimes of the 20th century. This brilliant scientist crossed path with the CIA more than once — to our detriment.” Benjamin R. Fisher — … Continue reading

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60 Years Ago — U.S. Ambassador to the UN Henry Cabot Lodge unveiled ‘The Thing’ [Compromise of the Great Seal] (May 26 1960) 

“#OTD in 1960 during a UN Security Council meeting, then-U.S. Ambassador to the UN Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. stunned the world when he revealed a covert listening device in a wooden carving of the U.S. Great Seal gifted to the … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — Russiagate Intel Report Suspiciously Anachronistic

“The newly-released intelligence report describing Russia’s efforts to undermine the US election is a brick short of a load.” General Michael Hayden — Former head of the CIA and National Security Agency (January 7 2017) “The weight of evidence for … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — President Obama Announces Sanctions Against Russia For Elections Interference (December 29 2016)

“I have issued an executive order that provides additional authority for responding to certain cyber activity that seeks to interfere with or undermine our election processes and institutions, or those of our allies or partners. Using this new authority, I … Continue reading

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