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FYI -"Searching for Boris Birshtein" - Journalist Was Told Key to Understanding Trump/Russia Thing Options
Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2018 8:32:16 PM

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FYI - A fine piece of investigative journalism. Long and involved, but worth the time to read. It took twenty months of investigation by a Globe and Mail journalist.The Globe is one of Canada's respected financial papers. Canada, Ontario, US, and thirteen areas in total are involved. A maze of geopolitics.

There was a joke more than 30 years ago, when immigrants from the former Soviet Union began settling in Toronto’s North York neighbourhood, that they came here because it was as drab and grey as the Soviet cities they’d left behind.

That description still fits parts of this vast and occasionally bleak suburb. But not this tidy, manicured avenue, lined as it is with multimillion-dollar houses – one of which, for me, is the end of a journey that began shortly after the January, 2017, inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, when a diplomatic source capped off our lunch in an Eastern European capital with this intriguing comment: “If you want to understand this whole Trump-Russia thing, look into a guy named Boris Birshtein.”

Where Boris Birshtein has been: An annotated guide to his global career

Disclaimer - I have no personal knowledge of any of this information.

"The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons." Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
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