Vladimir Putin’s Least Favorite Filmmaker Returns
Should We Believe a Russian Hacker Who Says He Hit the DNC?
The KGB Playbook for Turning Russians Worldwide Into Agents
A KGB manual showed how valuable—and how treacherous—Russian émigrés could be. Did KGB veteran Vladimir Putin learn those lessons?
The KGB Papers: Here Are the Originals
Michael Weiss’ series on the KGB’s worldview and tradecraft, which shapes the vision of Vladimir Putin, is based on these three previously unpublished documents.
SNL’s Hillary Haunts Trump: ‘Lock Him Up!’
‘Saturday Night Live’ opened with a nod to ‘A Christmas Carol,’ with Alec Baldwin’s Trump met by three “spirits” in the Oval Office.
Kremlin-Linked Hackers Expose Web of Fake Tech-News Sites
When ‘Anonymous Poland’ hackers went after the Bellingcat collective, they appear to have let slip that LeakData.us and others are part of the misinformation campaign, too.
REVERSAL OF FORTUNE
Putin’s Pulling Together a Pro-Assad Alliance. And the U.S.?
Now that the so-called Islamic State has been defeated on the ground, Russia wants to shape the future of Syria and the region. Trump seems to be OK with that.
‘Hackers’ Target Investigators Who Call BS on Moscow
Members of Bellingcat, the fact-checking collective known for exposing Kremlin lies, are being slurred by hijacked Twitter accounts posing to be their own.
The Kremlin’s New Crackdown on the International Press
Moscow says it’s retaliating because the U.S. Justice Department declared RT America (Russia Today) a “foreign agent.”