Great forum! Do any of you cover NGOs? Here is a list of some U.S. funded ones. http://survincity.com/2011/04/list-of-cia-funded-russian-ngos/ If you want to cover Russian politics you must start with the slew of U.S. funded NGOs. These are American taxpayer funded. Russia has already kicked out USAID in October of 2012. Freedom House and the National Endowment for Democracy remain. Interesting how both Democrats and Republicans get to decide what organizations they want to create in order to destabilize Russia. The NED gives each party money to spend however they want. Remember, they were directly responsible for all the "colored revolutions". The quote that sums this all up is... "A lot of what we [NED] do was done 25 years ago covertly by the CIA" - Alan Weinstein (first president). Yes, most of the opposition are funded and/or trained with American taxpayer dollars. Navalny headed DA!. DA! was funded by American taxpayers via the NED. Here is a great breakdown on Navalny and his American funded efforts. http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2011/12/wall-street-vs-russia.html I also find it interesting how Navalny is often seen with his family. That is straight from the American playbook. He dresses casually as well. The guy is the creation of some American lab. I first heard that on Vk.com. I laughed. But now I get what the guy meant who said it. He doesn't seem real. I saw him once in person. The guy looked made of wax. Seriously. BTW, I am working on a lengthy investigative piece involving one very odd U.S. taxpayer funded opposition face - Vera Kichanova. Insane story. Involves a trip to the White House for a meeting with Susan Rice, a shady international American gay right's activist who helped create a Russian political party, strange claims of being involved in a gay bashing by this...http://ncontent.life.ru/media/2/news/2013/08/117345/400_1.jpg , hanging around CIA created institutions, supporting Navalny (a nationalist), and more. This all involving a 22 year old! BTW, this is how her "husband" (I have more on him) and her normally look https://pp.vk.me/c416217/v416217974/2e87/9rsFos2ASzA.jpg They are the "little ones". If any of you have any information on her or The Libertarian Party of Russia please let me know. I would greatly appreciate it. Russian, English, or Italian. I already did a breakdown on her Democracy Award. http://russiantruth.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/2013-democracy-award-event/ I like links. Lots and lots of links. Investigative work is not about writing style.