4/21/2017

Mikhail Fradkov responds to Reuters report


This from the RISS website:

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Director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISS), Mikhail Fradkov, has made a statement concerning the report published by Reuters and claiming that RISS has developed some documents that allegedly became the basis of the strategy of intervention of Russia in the elections in the United States 2016. Following is the text of this statement:

“Yet before joining RISS, I was aware that this Institute is an authoritative analytical organization with high-skilled professionals, but certainly not for the purposes, which are now being attributed to the Institute, of performing in fact pre-prepared information operations. I have checked this out for myself once again, having joined RISS as its Director.
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It seems that the authors of this idea have failed to reconcile in their conspiratorial mindset the existing realities with the desired fantasies to once again draw attention of public to the alleged Russia’s intervention in the election campaign in the United States, as the interest to this topic is being slumping. The attempt to engage Russia as a co-conspirator is faulty at its core. We could left this event without any reaction and treat this as RISS’ promotion in line with the reorganization, which the Institution is now undergoing. However, even an advertisement, if it’s is built on misinformation, is far not what I would like to record in my assets.

Unfortunately, this makes us think that RISS is getting in the way to somebody. If this is true, then it’s a pity.


In-depth analytical research and forecasts on current international situation, derived therefrom, today are being demanded more than ever before. We will keep doing this job in partnership with interested and responsible colleagues.”



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