Report: Russia Spent Millions To Influence Politics In Dozens Of Countries

Russian President Vladimir Putin (screen capture)
Russian President Vladimir Putin (screen capture)

This would be some of that “interference” we kept hearing about regarding the 2016 election?

A new report reveals massive spending by Russia in efforts to influence elections and politics in dozens of countries.

From the Washington Post:

Russia has secretly funneled at least $300 million to foreign political parties and candidates in more than two dozen countries since 2014 in an attempt to shape political events beyond its borders, according to a new U.S. intelligence review.

Moscow planned to spend hundreds of millions of dollars more as part of its covert campaign to weaken democratic systems and promote global political forces seen as aligned with Kremlin interests, according to the review, which the Biden administration commissioned this summer.

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