I find knowing about a long string of efforts to influence the US by the Russian intelligence services comforting. Of course, I very much doubt that no other group in the US or out of it has done anything similar.
It is more convenient for the recipients of this blog to get a link to the Atlantic article that is live rather than one that has to be copied and pasted into a browser but I suspect that a single live link is more likely to be refused by spam-stopping codes. Still, I am trying it:
Meanwhile, I want to mention the current cover of the New Yorker, which relates to the same subject, in what is to me a light-hearted and friendly way. Maybe you know the name "Eustace Tilly". Eustace is an iconic character that appears on that magazine's cover. He is a New York dandy and he traditionally peers in a down-the-nose superior gaze at a butter fly. I recommend you search out the current issue and take a look at the week's Eustace Vladimirovich Tilley. This man's has Putin's middle name!