Category Archives: Russia

U.S., to Russians seeking to visit: NYET!

Reuters reports that the U.S. government is making it much harder for Russians to visit the United States. “Capacity for interviews in the future will be greatly reduced because we have had to greatly reduce our staffing levels to comply … Continue reading

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He wants to be an Olympian, so he asked for (and received) citizenship in Russia

The Guardian sorts out how far some people will go to keep their Olympic dreams alive. He had missed out on the Australian team for the 2016 Rio Olympics and said he wanted to pursue other options to chase his … Continue reading

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WaPo: Trump dictated contents of son’s misleading letter about campaign meeting

The Washington Post reported late Monday that Donald Trump dictated a letter his son read about a meeting with Russian lawyers. And there is one big problem. Flying home from Germany on July 8 aboard Air Force One, Trump personally … Continue reading

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Well, this is a fine mess

The Americans have vented their anger at the Russians, and the Russians have responded. It might now be time to stop the growling and bearing of teeth, and instead work on improving relations between Washington and Moscow. Russian media reported … Continue reading

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Russia, to U.S: We warned you not do to it

The New York Times explains that the Russian government has responded, as expected, harshly to new U.S. sanctions against the country. The moves, which Russia had been threatening for weeks, came a day after¬†the United States Senate approved a measure¬†to … Continue reading

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Jared Kushner: I did not collude with Russia, but…

…oh, I loved doing business with people from that country! Donald Trump’s son-in-law issued a statement this morning, denying he worked with anyone from Russia to help the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential campaign. However, while Jared Kushner can … Continue reading

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President wonders if he could serve in that role for life

The Hill has the details. “Only after I answer this question for myself will I think about my next step,” he added. … “There are a lot of interesting things to do in the world,” [he] continued. “There are public … Continue reading

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