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Texas Woman Who's Lived in Russia for 25 Years Speaks Out

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Cheryl Ann Sigsbee is originally from Texas and has lived in Russia for 25 years. She is married to a Russian man named Victor Konovalenko who is of Belarussian and Ukrainian descent. This is a letter she wrote in response to two articles by Peter Pomerantsev, a writer at the Legatum Institute, which she believes repeated many of the distortions about present-day Russia and Vladimir Putin that are so common in the western media.

The letter is being posted with Ms. Sigsbee's permission.

All emphasis is in the original letter.

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August 23, 2015

Mr. Peter Pomerantsev

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Legatum Institute

11 Charles Street Mayfair, London, W1J 5DW United Kingdom
(44-207) 148-5400 (tel - switchboard); 148-5401 (fax)


(1) European Endowment for Democracy (democracyendowment.eu)

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(2) Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) (rferl.org) and Mr. Igor Pomerantsev

(3) Voice of America (VOA) (voanews.com)

(4) British Broadcasting Corporation (BCC) (bbc.co.uk)

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Natylie Baldwin is co-author of Ukraine: Zbig's Grand Chessboard & How the West Was Checkmated, available from Tayen Lane Publishing. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in various publications including Sun Monthly, Dissident Voice, (more...)

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