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US sanctions two Russians for cyber-related election interference

September 30, 2019

The U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions against two Russian nationals accused of working for a notorious disinformation unit.

In a statement, the Treasury said Igor Nesterov, 34; and Denis Kuzmin, 28, worked for the so-called Internet Research Agency, a secretive organization tasked with spreading disinformation and false news. The IRA was critical to the Russian government’s efforts to sow discord to try to influence the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

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