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6th December 2017 – WINA

The Schilling Show

Boris Zilberman

FDD's Boris Zilberman discusses President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on The Schilling Show. more...

6th December 2017 – Quoted by Sean Savage - Jewish News Service

Trump, often polarizing, draws broad Jewish and Christian support on Jerusalem

Boris Zilberman

It’s not often that the American Jewish community is united on issues pertaining to President Donald Trump, or on any political topics for that matter. But Trump’s Dec. 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and his expression of the intent to move the U.S. embassy to that city drew widespread support from Jewish organizations, dovetailing with the expected backing of Christian Zionist groups. more...

3rd November 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

The S-400: Erdogan’s Fail-safe

Boris Zilberman

Moscow and Ankara continue to signal that the $2.5-billion sale of four S-400 anti-aircraft batteries will proceed. While questions remain about when delivery will occur and under what conditions, both sides have an overriding interest in seeing the deal through. President Vladimir Putin wants the deal not only for monetary reasons, but also to chip away at NATO unity and to validate such sales to other nations traditionally aligned with the West. For President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the acquisition of the system enhances both Turkey’s military capabilities and Erdogan’s security in office. more...

13th October 2017 – Quoted by Renee Picard - Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

Russia Advances in Fight With US Over Cybercrime Suspect

Boris Zilberman

On Wednesday, a Greek court showed support for Russia in a US-Russia legal tug-of-war over the alleged mastermind behind a $4 billion bitcoin money-laundering scheme, reported Reuters. more...

11th October 2017 – Quoted by Joseph Young -

Russian Foreign Ministry Condemns Vinnik Extradition

Boris Zilberman

The Russian Foreign Ministry has condemned the request of the US government to extradite Alexander Vinnik, who has been charged with money laundering in relation to BTC-E and kept in custody by Greek law enforcement agencies. more...

8th October 2017 – Quoted by Dan Boylan - The Washington Times

U.S., Russia fight over ‘brain’ of bitcoin crime suspect Alexander Vinnik

Boris Zilberman

The alleged Russian mastermind of a $4 billion digital money laundering scheme sits in an Athens prison cell as Washington and Moscow “fight over his brain,” according to international illicit finance analysts. more...

31st August 2017 – Quoted by Agence France Presse

US orders Russia to close San Francisco consulate

Boris Zilberman

The United States on Thursday ordered Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco and two other installations in two days, a move Moscow greeted with "regret," as relations between the nuclear-armed powers took another dive. more...

14th August 2017 – The Hill

Blockchain technology may give Russia its next Sputnik moment

Yaya J. Fanusie, Boris Zilberman

Using blockchain technology, Russia may have just taken a massive leap forward in cryptography that needs more attention. more...

3rd August 2017 – Quoted by Curt Mills - National Interest

Will Europe Rebel Against U.S. Sanctions?

Boris Zilberman

The United States finalized new sanctions against Moscow this week, roping it in with perennial bad actors Iran and North Korea. Despite complaints from Donald Trump and Rex Tillerson—the pair of ex-CEOs that now lead U.S. foreign policy—the administration assented to the “flawed” package on Wednesday. more...

2nd August 2017 – Hearst TV

Hearst TV

Boris Zilberman

FDD deputy director of congressional relations Boris Zilberman talks about the new Russia sanctions signed into law by President Trump on Hearst TV. more...

2nd August 2017 – News Talk 770

Afternoons with Rob Breakenridge

Boris Zilberman

FDD deputy director of congressional relations Boris Zilberman speaks about the the new Russia sanctions signed into law by Donald Trump on Afternoons with Rob Breakenridge. more...

2nd August 2017 – 1320 WILS

Capital City Recap

Boris Zilberman

FDD Russia Expert Boris Zilberman talks about the newly-imposed sanctions on Russia on Capital City Recap. more...

1st August 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Boris Zilberman

FDD Russia expert Boris Zilberman discusses Russia's retaliatory sanctions against the U.S. on The John Batchelor Show. more...

27th July 2017 – Quoted by Vivian Salama - Associated Press

Russia sanctions bill exposes Trump’s legislative tug of war

Boris Zilberman

President Donald Trump is likely to sign a tough new sanctions bill that includes proposed measures targeting Russia — a remarkable concession that the president has yet to sell his party on his hopes for forging a warmer relationship with Moscow. Trump’s vow to extend a hand of cooperation to Russian President Vladimir Putin has been met with resistance as skeptical lawmakers look to limit the executive power’s leeway to go easy on Moscow over its meddling in the 2016 presidential election. more...

20th July 2017 – Hearst TV

Hearst TV

Boris Zilberman

FDD deputy director of congressional relations Boris Zilberman discusses Russia's potential retaliation against the U.S. for Obama era sanctions imposed on Russia for interfering in the U.S. election. more...

7th July 2017 – Quoted by Stephen Loiaconi - WJLA

Experts see gains, losses for both leaders in Trump-Putin meeting

Boris Zilberman

President Donald Trump’s first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin may have gone about as well as either leader could have expected, experts say, but it did little to silence concerns about how willing Trump is to hold Russia accountable for its transgressions against U.S. interests. more...

6th July 2017 – Hearst TV


Boris Zilberman

FDD's Deputy Director of Congressional Relations Boris Zilberman talks about Trump and Putin's meeting on the eve of the G20 Summit. more...

12th June 2017 – Quoted by Daniel Malloy - OZY

Life After Putin: The Up-And-Comers

Boris Zilberman

President Trump is hiring a chief executive for the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the federal agency that oversees Voice of America and other media outlets charged with beaming light and liberty into closed societies world-wide. Politico reports the leading contender is Michael Pack, a conservative filmmaker and president of the Claremont Institute. Whoever gets the job faces an uphill battle to reform an agency that has lost its sense of mission. more...

2nd May 2017 – Quoted by Oren Dorell - USA Today

Mysterious rash of Russian deaths casts suspicion on Vladimir Putin

Boris Zilberman

A former member of the Russian parliament is gunned down in broad daylight in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev. A longtime Russian ambassador to the United Nations drops dead at work. A Russian-backed commander in the breakaway Ukrainian province of Donetsk is blown up in an elevator. A Russian media executive is found dead in his Washington, D.C., hotel room. more...

24th April 2017 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Iran, Russia Boost Military Ties Amid U.S. Action In Syria

Boris Zilberman, Behnam Ben Taleblu

Iran and Russia are moving closer together in their military alliance, working to boost ties and coordination in Syria and elsewhere in the region following the U.S. decision to launch a military strike in Syria, according to regional reports and experts. more...