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Empire Files: Post-Soviet Russia Made in the USA Empire Files: Post-Soviet Russia Made in the USA

Anti-Russian hysteria is at a new peak with the political establishment and corporate media jointly accusing Russia of interfering in the recent US election. While some politicians have gone so far as to treat the alleged hack as an act of war, this fear mongering doesn’t engage with the actual history of US-Russia relations. Beyond…

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From spy to president: The rise of Vladimir Putin From spy to president: The rise of Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin has been ruling Russia since 1999. In that time he’s shaped the country into an authoritarian and militaristic society. He successfully invaded two of Russia’s neighbors and strengthened ties with Syria and Iran. He’s intent on pushing back against the Western world order… and it appears to be working. [Vladimir Putin, 17 years…

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The Putin Files: David Hoffman The Putin Files: David Hoffman

MICHAEL KIRK – When do you know it’s the Russians spying around the DNC [Democratic National Committee] hack and around the [Clinton campaign chair John] Podesta hack? DAVID E. HOFFMAN – I think we know in the summer 2016. But what we know traces—but we don’t really know who or where. There are little fingerprints…

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The Siberian Former Gulag Town Turning Back to Communism The Siberian Former Gulag Town Turning Back to Communism

on the frozen siberian plane closer to the North Pole than to Moscow there is a grim city called Vorkuta it's not the cold that makes it grim that the days are often 35 below and it's not the coal dust that would stick enough to turn the snow black it's because while cooter is…

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