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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Bellingcat: Open Source Investigative Journalism

Russia, as Mitt Romney said eight years ago, is our most important geopolitical adversary.

Bellingcat is a website that focuses on open-source investigative journalism, and its work has become invaluable in the years since it was founded in 2014. Yesterday, investigators for the site published a recorded conversation in which a member of Russia’s FSB poison squad admitted his role in the attempted murder of opposition leader Alexey Navalny. “The inadvertent confession was made during a phone call with a person who the officer believed was a high-ranking security official,” the post reads. “In fact, the FSB officer did not recognize the voice of the person to whom he was reporting details of the failed mission: Alexey Navalny himself.”