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Bershidsky: Behind Trumps low-level Russia connection

Jul 13, 2017 - St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota)

In stories about her meeting with Donald Trump Jr., Natalia Veselnitskaya, the unlikely celebrity in the latest installment of the Trump-Russia story, is often described as someone with connections to the Kremlin. Thats misleading, although her involvement still says much about how power works in Russia.

The Kremlins red-brick fortress at the center of Moscow is the wrong architectural landmark in which to look for the ties that made Veselnitskaya a successful lawyer. The right building is...