Agents of Influence: How Russia Deploys an Army of Shadow Diplomats

This article was first published by ProPublica and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://talkingpointsmemo.com/?p=1441141

The Russians have found that they have willing supporters among conservatives everywhere, and are leveraging it. They know it’s a lot easier and cheaper to overthrow a government and install pro-Russians in office through subterfuge (I’m looking at you, TMFWWNBN) than to invade (compare the US or the UK to Ukraine).

So, of course they’re going to use “honorary consuls.”

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Russia did not have to deploy anyone to the good old USA.
He has the GOP and the NRA welcoming them with open arms.

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Thanks for this timely article on how Russia’s dictator is seeking to undermine the social fabric of all the countries where Russia seeks greater power.

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And don’t forget Fox newz’s support of Russia and other anti-democracy forces.

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In his post, he included three words: “JOY. JOY. JOY.”

Joy was the name of the only survivor of the shameless and unforgivable murder of the Romanovs. https://medium.com/exploring-history/here-lies-joy-the-dog-that-survived-e8185ed631d3

How strange the world is.