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Russian Think Tank Had Plans to Sway US Election
21 April 2017, 02:28 | Darnell Patrick
Russian Federation dismissed as false on Thursday a Reuters report that said a government think tank controlled by President Vladimir Putin had developed a plan to swing the 2016 usa presidential election in Donald Trump's favor.
The issue was raised on Thursday at the secession of the Pobeda (Victory) Committee, which is involved in developing a unified national approach towards the promotion of patriotism and the treatment of veterans.
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"Russian Federation has become ripe for political competition, a real multi-party system, honest elections and power changeability", the ex-Soviet leader wrote.
He promised to look into the situation, saying that the deputy head of Russia's Presidential Administration, Sergey Kirienko, will be tasked with resolving the dispute.
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"Putin had the objective in mind all along, and he asked the institute to draw him a road map", according to one former senior us intelligence official.
When the documents were written, the report said, Leonid Reshetnikov served as the think tank's director and previously spent 33 years in Russia's foreign intelligence service.
U.S. President Donald Trump has said Russia's activities had no impact on the outcome of the race.
It is thought that one of Putin's biggest fears is that the USA could attack a North Korean nuclear facility which could lead to contamination affecting Russian Federation.
The Russian institute's website says it provides "analytical materials" to the Russian government, and Reuters reports that it's staffed by retired senior Russian foreign intelligence officials appointed by Putin's office. The unverified dossier compiled by a former British intelligence agent alleges that Page met with Igor Sechin, Putin confidant and CEO of the Russian state oil company Rosneft, during the Moscow trip.
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