US Justice Urges Russia to Turn Over 3 Hackers; Russian Opposition Campaigners Attacked

March 17, 2017
Door of campaign manager of opposition leader Alexey Navalny in Tomsk. Photo by Kseniya Fadeyeva

Live Updates: The US Justice Department has urged Russia to turn over 3 Russian citizens wanted for hacking in the US. Documents have been found showing payments of more than $50,000 to Michael Flynn by Russian companies.

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Recent Analysis and Translations:

‘Hybrid Cyberwars’: Are the Russian Hackers’ Arrests About American or Internal Russian issues?
Don’t Forget About ‘Soft Power’ Part of Russia’s ‘Hybrid War’ in Ukraine: Russian Activist Yashin’s New Report
Russia’s Propaganda War Against Ukraine: Interview with Russian Opposition Activist Ilya Yashin
How Many Russians Are Fighting for ISIS? A Brief History of The Kremlin’s Arbitrary Numbers


Documents Show Russian Companies Paid Michael Flynn More Than $50,000

Michael Flynn (L) with President Vladimir Putin at the annual dinner in 2016. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik International 

The ruble is trading at 57.86 to the dollar and 62.15 to the ruble; Brent Crude is selling for $51.99.

The following news items were taken by 7:40 na perrone, Gazeta, Novaya Gazeta, RBC,  Vesti, RFE/RL, Wall Street Journal, New York Times.

– Yashin and Navalny Questioned in Bolotnaya Trial 

Translation: Meeting of Navalny with volunteers in Tomsk.

Translation: Police came, demand end to meeting of Navalny with volunteers in Tomsk — supposedly a bomb has been placed.

– Yabloko Youth Activist in Stavropol Charged with Drug Possession; Says Planted by FSB; Prior Arrest for Picketing 

— Catherine A. Fitzpatrick