Russia

A county Republican Party leader is getting a lot of state and national attention for his decision to resign after watching President Trump’s press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. But unlike Trump, he’s not walking back or changing what he said.

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Amid widespread criticism over President Trump’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Rand Paul has rushed to the president’s defense, saying that his detractors are "deranged."

The real story of the childhood kidnapping of Russia native and current Mason, Ohio resident Elena Nikitina is now told in full in her autobiography. 

Social Enterprises Starting To Grow In Russia

May 8, 2018
Impact Hub in Moscow

Social enterprises utilize a combination of for-profit and non-profit-based methods for improving society. Rather than depend on charitable donations, they rely on the income earned from sales or services. And they reinvest income to maintain long-term financial sustainability. This model has become popular in several cities throughout the United States, including here in Greater Cincinnati.

But can social entrepreneurs and social enterprises be successful in Russia?

Sowing Chaos – Russia’s Disinformation War

Apr 27, 2018

Thursday, May 10 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: Revelations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election were a shock to Americans. But it wasn't quite as surprising to people in former Soviet States and the EU.

Jared Kushner on Russia, Annotated

Jul 25, 2017

Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, told lawmakers in a statement on Monday that he "did not collude... with any foreign government."

Kushner is meeting behind closed doors with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday and the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. Both panels are investigating Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election and whether any members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

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Donald Trump Jr. tweeted images of emails regarding his 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer on Tuesday. An intermediary said he could connect Trump Jr. with people who had information "that would incriminate Hillary [Clinton]... and would be very useful to your father." Trump Jr. agreed to the meeting, which former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner also attended in June 2016. They met with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya, whom Trump Jr. said ultimately did not provide the promised material on Clinton.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown has signed on to bipartisan legislation that would give Congress power to stop President Trump from any attempt to lift sanctions against Russia.

US-Russia Relations in the Trump Era

Dec 13, 2016
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Thursday, January 12 at 7:00 pm

This month on America Abroad, a look at the post-election state of the US relationship with Russia. We explore Russia's use of cyber tactics and see what position America is in to defend itself and its NATO allies against real and virtual attacks; We discuss Russia's relationship with NATO and its interests in the Balkans; And we hear how people in Russia view the US, Putin, and their country's long economic recession.