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David Satter

David Satter is an American journalist who has been writing about Russia for more than four decades. He has written four books, the latest of which is “The Less You Know, the Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin.” Satter is affiliated with the Hudson Institute and Johns Hopkins University. He was among the first to accuse Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federal Security Service of carrying out the 1999 apartment bombings that brought Putin to power. In 2013, while working in Moscow as an advisor and correspondent for RFE/RL’s Russian Service of Radio Liberty and correspondent, he was expelled, becoming the first U.S. journalist to be expelled from the country since the Cold War. He contributes frequently on Russian affairs to The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page and National Review, and is interviewed regularly on Russian affairs by RFE/RL.

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