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They would gain what Israeli already has. Imagine Putin addressing Congress as Netanyahu has. An organization that would promote pro-Russian policies as with AIPAC promoting pro-Israel policies, instead of people being indicted. Imagine dozen of Congressmen being of both Russian and US citizenship, as is the case with Israel. Typical left-wing Marxists ...


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Apart from the reasons presented above, there can be another one: being afraid of one candidate more than being afraid of the other candidate. Say Russia is afraid candidate B will declare war on Russia or it will declare war on Iran, affecting the trade of Russia with Iran. Or the candidate will increase hostility against Russia. In the same time Russia is ...


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Robert Reich has a great video explaining an answer to your question; it goes through half a dozen points of direct benefits to Russia with a weakened and untrusted US. The video is titled "Trump and Putin | Robert Reich" and can be seen at https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T_syEPp28oY. The other thing mentioned in some books and sources is Putin holds ...


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It also served Mr. Putin's interests to show his own constituency that democracy itself is not that wonderful, and that a strong (perpetual?) leader with a plan is better than the wasteful and divisive political campaigns of Western democracies. This was argued in an article in The Economist published on the day of the 2016 elections: Whoever wins the ...


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It's difficult to definitively prove some of the reasons, because in order to do that we'd have to have access to Trump's financial records. The first thing I would say in terms of "what do they have to gain" is to look at major events that have unfolded over the past few years, and see how much Russia has been able to do whatever they felt like. ...


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There are two potential gains from interfering in another nation's elections: Gaining political influence: Nation A might interfere in Nation B's elections in order to put in power someone sympathetic to Nation A's interests. This has been a fairly common practice with underdeveloped nations, where a major power works to install a government that will bow ...


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Vladimir Putin (lets be clear when we say "Russia", we primarily mean one man) is motivated to interfere to make himself look good, and to create fear of the other. As Machiavelli said, "Men are driven by two principal impulses, either by love or by fear". Trump has been relatively sympathetic towards Russia compared to other US ...


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Russia would benefit from weakening the United States because that will prevent the US from interfering with Russian actions in the Russian near abroad and from fomenting a color revolution in Russia itself. Personally I do believe in the former but not in the latter. But it does not matter what I believe as long as Russia is afraid, see this RAND study. ...


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I don't think you have to worry about a political cost to yourself. The amount of money is trivial on the international scale, and the place to use and show an airgun is away from the public. At least some European countries have strict safety and testing requirements for airguns which approach the limits of the weapons laws. Having an non-certified weapon ...


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As discussed in a piece in Foreign Policy, yes, a more balanced geo-political stance is possible because the world has changed since the Cold War. The “best” and “most substantive” relationship that India has is with the United States, said C. Raja Mohan, the director of the Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore. India “is ...


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TL;DR - No more than existing, publicly available documents already show Russian interference in UK democracy. Brief mention is made of the Scottish Independence referendum (pg 13) in that, "Credible open source commentary suggesting that Russia undertook influence campaigns in relation to the Scottish independence referendum in 2014." In regards ...


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An important point I think is each of those countries early transitions phases did not happen simultaneously which allowed Deng Xiaoping's led CCP to learn from the USSR's mistake throughout the years. To add to previous answers, an important bit on the sociological front was discussed in the new book from Jude Blanchette, China's New Red Guard. The Russian ...


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