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The U.S. won't get a better relationship by ignoring the Kremlin's efforts to run roughshod over the most fundamental institutions in U.S. democracy. Doing so sends one message and one message only: that the American president is weak, inviting further interference in U.S. domestic affairs.
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"The Kremlin does not engage in collecting compromising information.''
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Chrystia Freeland was placed on a Russian sanctions list in 2014.
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Putin expressed "his hope to work together for removing Russian-American relations from their crisis state."
I asked myself: what would it have been like to be Svetlana Alliluyeva, the princess in the Kremlin? No one could encounter her without knowing she was the daughter of the Vozhd (leader), which meant danger, risk. In the course of researching Svetlana's life, I interviewed over 40 people. The geography I covered was as vast as the history.