The only way to motivate city workers to clear the snow in Moscow is to write the name of opposition leader Alexei Navalny on the accumulating snow and snow drifts.
If you’re concerned about Russia meddling in our election, as every American should be, then you should be deeply concerned about unverified allegations by Russian government officials, passed on to the FBI by a paid partisan of one candidate, leading to a warrant to spy on an American citizen associated with the other campaign.
The Boston Globe editorial board unloads on ‘pipeline absolutism’ with a 2,000-word editorial.
Despite Latvia’s dependence on Russian energy and military inferiority, its NATO membership makes potential Russian interference risky for Moscow.
The threats Russia poses in Latvia vary from ongoing, low-level political support for pro-Russian candidates to unlikely but possible outright invasion aimed at creating a land bridge between the Russian mainland and the exclave of Kaliningrad.
Last week, President Trump delivered a State of the Union address that won the approval of 75 percent of viewers, including 43 percent of Democrats. But instead of riding the wave of his successful address, within days Trump changed the topic to Russia and the FISA memo. The media and Democrats could not believe their luck.
Where is the Trump administration headed in its policies toward Russia and Europe? The Trump administration’s position, in practice, is not against the European Union as such. Rather, the position is simply that free member states can decide through their own democratic processes how to relate to the EU — or whether they want to be members at all — and that this is no business of U.S. policy.
By the end of his term Putin will have been in power as president or de-facto leader for 24 years — longer than any Russian ruler since Nicholas I (1825-1855) except for Stalin. And, second and more important, these six years are supposed by many to be his last.
For those who know the Twitter President, it was a pleasure to see Donald Trump using complete sentences, uttering complete thoughts, ignoring his adversaries, and championing real people. But for those who care deeply about the safety and security of the American people, and the moral leadership of the United States in the world, President Trump’s first State of the Union Address was light on substance.
It seems that the Treasury and State Department only have a vague idea of how the Kremlin actually works — or simply don’t care. No sources of ill-gotten wealth have been revealed, undermining the “naming and shaming” deterrent effects of such a report.