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FEATURING DEENA STRIKE – The United States Treasury Department recently imposed sanctions on Russian government officials, businessmen, and corporations over accusations that are referred to as, “worldwide malign activity.” According to the Treasury Department, the sanctions were meant to ensure that, “Russian oligarchs and elites who profit from this corrupt system will no longer be insulated from the consequences of their government’s destabilizing activities.”

While the US is engaged in what many fear may be a revival of the Cold War, one journalist has pointed out in a new book that there are thousands of Americans who have chosen to live in Russia. Through the experiences and motivations of these Americans, author Deena Stryker explores the contemporary landscape of US-Russia relations.

Deena Stryker, photojournalist and author of Cuba: A Diary of the Revolution; Inside the Cuban Revolution with Fidel, Raul, Che, and Celia Sanchez, and a number of other books including Lunch With Fellini, Dinner with Fidel: A Journey from the Cold War to the Arab Spring. Her latest book is called Russia’s Americans.

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