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The version of The Atlantic magazine - why Russian hackers began to actively intervene in the American elections
Initially, it was not a strategic, but a tactical operation. It was a spontaneous emotional decision in response to the publication of the Panama dossier. In 2016, a group of journalists began working with a huge number of Panamanian documents that fell into the network (2.6 terabytes of information contained 11.5 million files). One of the most interesting cases was the case of the cellist Roldugin. In fact, one of Putin’s wallets was found — journalists found two billion dollars and sorted out in detail how and where the money came from. Putin was furious. He decided that this was a special operation by the CIA, which should destabilize Russia before the parliamentary elections in September 2016.
On April 8, 2016, Putin convened an urgent meeting of the National Security Council. Of the eight people present, six were veterans of the KGB.At this meeting, it was decided to retaliate against the American election system. The goal was to show that American democracy is just as corrupt as Russian democracy. And maybe worse. Putin simply wanted to bluff Clinton in response, and no one believed in Trump at that time.