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Putin's Orphans: Reasons to fear a dark turn in Russia - Seattle Globalist;

Putin's Orphans: Reasons to fear a dark turn in Russia - Seattle Globalist

Seattle GlobalistPutin's Orphans: Reasons to fear a dark turn in RussiaSeattle GlobalistAfter teaching my Friday night class near the Kremlin in Moscow, my habit was to buy couple of beers at the streetside kiosk, walk to the subway and a choose a seat on the train with the least possible chance of being leaned on, robbed, arrested or ...and more »

Trump praises 'very smart' Putin on sanctions response - The Hill;

Trump praises 'very smart' Putin on sanctions response - The Hill

The HillTrump praises 'very smart' Putin on sanctions responseThe HillPresident-elect Donald Trump Donald TrumpTrump to undo Obama's climate change agenda Kushner met Russian bank executives: report Trump tweets: 'Trump Russia story is a hoax' MORE on Friday lauded Russian President Vladimir Putin as "very ...and more »

Putin: Russia won't expel US diplomats - CNN;

Putin: Russia won't expel US diplomats - CNN

CNNPutin: Russia won't expel US diplomatsCNNMoscow (CNN) Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Moscow will not expel American diplomats in response to US sanctions against Russia. Putin said he would not pursue "irresponsible 'kitchen' diplomacy" and would instead attempt to rebuild ...and more »

'The Game Will Go On' as US Expels Russian Diplomats - New York Times;

'The Game Will Go On' as US Expels Russian Diplomats - New York Times

New York Times'The Game Will Go On' as US Expels Russian DiplomatsNew York TimesA bus carrying Soviet diplomats who were ordered out of the country in 1986 was unloaded at Kennedy International Airport in New York. Credit Joel Landau/Associated Press. WASHINGTON — The spies are not particularly difficult to find. What is ...and more »

Russian retreat on Eastern Shore offers glimpse into alleged international espionage - Baltimore Sun;

Russian retreat on Eastern Shore offers glimpse into alleged international espionage - Baltimore Sun

Baltimore SunRussian retreat on Eastern Shore offers glimpse into alleged international espionageBaltimore SunShadowy world of batting foreign spies pokes into view in a seemingly unlikely corner of the Eastern Shore. The decision of the Obama administration this week to shut down a Russian diplomatic compound on the Eastern Shore cast a small patch of light ...and more »

Trump praises Putin for 'great move' not responding to Russia sanctions: 'I always knew he was very smart!' - Business Insider;

Trump praises Putin for 'great move' not responding to Russia sanctions: 'I always knew he was very smart!' - Business Insider

Business InsiderTrump praises Putin for 'great move' not responding to Russia sanctions: 'I always knew he was very smart!'Business InsiderPresident-elect Donald Trump praised Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday for his decision not to respond to sanctions levied by US President Barack Obama's administration this week in retaliation for suspected election-related hacking. "Great ...and more »

How Putin and Netanyahu are exploiting the transition - Politico;

How Putin and Netanyahu are exploiting the transition - Politico

PoliticoHow Putin and Netanyahu are exploiting the transitionPoliticoWhat do you get when you mix eight years of grudges, complex geopolitics and four world leaders — including incoming and outgoing American presidents with diametrically opposing views of the world — all convinced that this is a make-or-break moment ...and more »

Trump: Putin 'very smart' for decision to withhold sanctions - CNN;

Trump: Putin 'very smart' for decision to withhold sanctions - CNN

CNNTrump: Putin 'very smart' for decision to withhold sanctionsCNN(CNN) President-elect Donald Trump deemed Russian President Vladimir Putin "very smart" Friday for withholding reciprocal sanctions on the US, at least for the time being. "Great move on delay (by V. Putin) - I always knew he was very smart!" Trump ...and more »

After Russians Promise Retaliation, Putin Decides Not to Expel US Diplomats - Foreign Policy (blog);

After Russians Promise Retaliation, Putin Decides Not to Expel US Diplomats - Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)After Russians Promise Retaliation, Putin Decides Not to Expel US DiplomatsForeign Policy (blog)On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would not expel any Americans as a tit for tat reprisal for American sanctions announced the day before, including the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats. Since kicking out each others' ...and more »

Putin-Trump 'bromance' broadens post-sanctions - USA TODAY;

Putin-Trump 'bromance' broadens post-sanctions - USA TODAY

USA TODAYPutin-Trump 'bromance' broadens post-sanctionsUSA TODAYPresident Vladimir Putin's surprise decision Friday to forgo retaliation in response to sanctions imposed by President Obama the day before is the latest sign of his "bromance" with incoming president Donald Trump. As U.S.-Russian relations have headed ...and more »

This US report details how Russia allegedly meddled with the presidential election - PBS NewsHour;

This US report details how Russia allegedly meddled with the presidential election - PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHourThis US report details how Russia allegedly meddled with the presidential electionPBS NewsHourWASHINGTON — The U.S. has released its most detailed report yet on accusations that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. The 13-page joint analysis by the Department of Homeland ...and more »

Russia's response to Obama 'is frankly the most damaging and embarrassing answer we could receive' - Business Insider;

Russia's response to Obama 'is frankly the most damaging and embarrassing answer we could receive' - Business Insider

Business InsiderRussia's response to Obama 'is frankly the most damaging and embarrassing answer we could receive'Business InsiderRussian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said the Kremlin "will not resort to irresponsible 'kitchen' diplomacy" in response to new US sanctions for Russia's suspected meddling in the US election process. "Although we have the right to retaliate ...and more »

Putin vows not to stoop to Obama's level after US kicks out Russian intel operatives - Fox News;

Putin vows not to stoop to Obama's level after US kicks out Russian intel operatives - Fox News

Fox NewsPutin vows not to stoop to Obama's level after US kicks out Russian intel operativesFox NewsIn a sharp departure from Russia's previous strategy of responding to U.S. sanctions in kind, President Vladimir Putin said Friday he would not kick out American diplomats -- one day after President Barack Obama moved to expel 35 Russian intelligence ...and more »

Russia's Putin says American diplomats won't be expelled - USA TODAY;

Russia's Putin says American diplomats won't be expelled - USA TODAY

USA TODAYRussia's Putin says American diplomats won't be expelledUSA TODAYPresident Vladimir Putin resisted a call Friday to expel U.S. diplomats in response to a new round of election-related sanctions against Russia. The move goes against the advice of Putin's foreign minister and signaled the Russian leader's apparent ...and more »

Republican response to Russia sanctions: Some praise for Obama, some praise for the hackers - Chicago Tribune;

Republican response to Russia sanctions: Some praise for Obama, some praise for the hackers - Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneRepublican response to Russia sanctions: Some praise for Obama, some praise for the hackersChicago TribuneSen. John McCain, left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, seen here on Nov. 16, 2016, said the Obama adminstration's sanctions on Russia "are a small price for Russia to pay for its brazen attack on American democracy. We intend to lead the effort in the new ...and more »

Trump on Russia sanctions: Time to move on, but I'll meet with intelligence agencies anyway - Business Insider;

Trump on Russia sanctions: Time to move on, but I'll meet with intelligence agencies anyway - Business Insider

Business InsiderTrump on Russia sanctions: Time to move on, but I'll meet with intelligence agencies anywayBusiness InsiderPresident-elect Donald Trump responded Thursday to President Barack Obama's fresh sanctions against Russia, saying it was "time to move on" but adding that he would still meet with US intelligence officials to discuss Russian involvement in election hacks.and more »

Glenn Greenwald, Tucker Carlson Unite to Dismiss Russian Hacking Allegations - New York Magazine;

Glenn Greenwald, Tucker Carlson Unite to Dismiss Russian Hacking Allegations - New York Magazine

New York MagazineGlenn Greenwald, Tucker Carlson Unite to Dismiss Russian Hacking AllegationsNew York MagazineOne of the great meetings of journalistic minds took place last week, when left-wing journalist Glenn Greenwald appeared on Fox News with Tucker Carlson. The segment was devoted to their purportedly strange agreement over the Russian hacking story ...and more »

Obama expels Russian diplomats for interference in US election - Seattle Globalist;

Obama expels Russian diplomats for interference in US election - Seattle Globalist

Seattle GlobalistObama expels Russian diplomats for interference in US electionSeattle GlobalistPresident Barack Obama talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2014 after a lunch with other foreign leaders to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France. (Photo by Pete Souza for the White House via Flickr). By Jeff Mason ...and more »

The Obama Administration Sanctions Russia for Meddling in the 2016 Election - New York Magazine;

The Obama Administration Sanctions Russia for Meddling in the 2016 Election - New York Magazine

New York MagazineThe Obama Administration Sanctions Russia for Meddling in the 2016 ElectionNew York MagazineThe White House took aim at the Kremlin on Thursday, expelling 35 Russian intelligence officials from the United States and placing sanctions on Vladimir Putin's top intelligence services, in retribution for Russia's alleged attempts to influence the ...and more »

US sanctions Russia over hacking, expels 35 officials - The Hill;

US sanctions Russia over hacking, expels 35 officials - The Hill

The HillUS sanctions Russia over hacking, expels 35 officialsThe HillThe Obama administration on Thursday announced an array of retaliatory measures against Russia in response to a hacking campaign geared at interfering in the U.S. presidential election. The measures include a slate of economic sanctions, diplomatic ...and more »