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Putin's Real Long Game - POLITICO Magazine

A little over a year ago, on a pleasant late fall evening, I was sitting on my front porch with a friend best described as a Ukrainian freedom fighter. He was smoking a cigarette while we watched Southeast DC hipsters bustle by and talked about 'the ...and more »

Something About This Russia Story Stinks -

The Obama administration announced this week that nearly three dozen Russian nationals will be expelled from the country. Credit: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP. By Matt Taibbi. December 30, 2016. More News. Why We Must Investigate Russian Influence on ...and more »

Obama Strikes Back at Russia for Election Hacking - New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Obama struck back at Russia on Thursday for its efforts to influence the 2016 election, ejecting 35 suspected Russian intelligence operatives from the United States and imposing sanctions on Russia's two leading intelligence ...and more »

Obama administration announces measures to punish Russia for 2016 election interference - Washington Post

The Obama administration announced sweeping new measures against Russia on Thursday in retaliation for what U.S. officials have characterized as interference in this fall's presidential election, ordering the expulsion of Russian “intelligence ...and more »

Trump praises Putin's response to sanctions, calls Russian leader 'very smart!' - Washington Post

President-elect Donald Trump on Friday expressed his appreciation to Vladimir Putin after the Russian president said he would not expel American diplomats in response to new U.S. sanctions over hacking as a gesture to the incoming administration ...and more »

Putin says he won't deport US diplomats as he looks to cultivate relations with Trump - Washington Post

MOSCOW — On a day when everyone expected him to go low, Russian President Vladimir Putin took the high road, bowing out of a growing diplomatic showdown with the administration of President Obama in a gambit to woo his successor, Donald Trump. In a ...and more »

White House announces retaliation against Russia: Sanctions, ejecting diplomats - CNN

(CNN) President Barack Obama took unprecedented steps Thursday to retaliate against alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, prompting vows from Russian authorities that Moscow will respond in kind. The administration described Russia's ...and more »

Vladimir Putin Won't Expel US Diplomats as Russian Foreign Minister Urged - New York Times

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia announced Friday that he would not retaliate against President Obama's decision to expel Russian diplomats and impose new sanctions — only hours after his foreign minister recommended doing just that. Mr ...and more »

Two Russian Compounds, Caught Up in History's Echoes - New York Times

WASHINGTON — A pair of luxurious waterfront compounds outside New York and Washington have for decades been a retreat for Russian diplomats, places to frolic in the water, play tennis and take lengthy steam baths. On Thursday, Obama administration ...and more »

US Sanctions Russia Over Election Hacking; Moscow Threatens to Retaliate - Wall Street Journal

President Barack Obama on Thursday issued a dramatic response to Russia's alleged use of cyberattacks to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, including imposing sanctions on Russian agencies and companies and expelling dozens of suspected ...and more »