Hillary’s Latest Headache: Skolkovo

Tyler Durden's picture

The subject of Russia’s influence in American politics has been a hot topic of late, particularly as the MSM continues to link Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin and the DNC hack. However, a report published by the Government Accountability Institute presents a new twist in the Kremlin-US political ties. It all started with the 2009 “Russian reset” touted by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

As detailed in a WSJ op-ed by Peter Schweizer (author of the GAI report), after President Obama visited Russia in 2009, both nations agreed to “identifying areas of cooperation and pursuing joint projects and actions that strengthen strategic stability, international security, economic well-being, and the development of ties between the Russian and American people.”

One such project was Skolkovo, an “innovation city” of 30,000 people on the outskirts of Moscow, billed as Russia’s version of Silicon Valley. As chief diplomat, Hillary was in charge of courting US companies to invest in this new Russian city. Russia, on the other hand, had committed to spend $5 billion over the next three years (2009-12).

Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

As Schweizer continues, “soon, dozens of U.S. tech firms, including top Clinton Foundation donors like Google, Intel and Cisco, made major financial contributions to Skolkovo, with Cisco committing a cool $1 billion. In May 2010, the State Department facilitated a Moscow visit by 22 of the biggest names in U.S. venture capital—and weeks later the first memorandums of understanding were signed by Skolkovo and American companies.

By 2012 the vice president of the Skolkovo Foundation, Conor Lenihan—who had previously partnered with the Clinton Foundation—recorded that Skolkovo had assembled 28 Russian, American and European “Key Partners.”

Of the 28 “partners,” 17, or 60%, have made financial commitments to the Clinton Foundation, totaling tens of millions of dollars, or sponsored speeches by Bill Clinton…

Russians tied to Skolkovo also flowed funds to the Clinton Foundation. Andrey Vavilov, the chairman of SuperOx, which is part of Skolkovo’s nuclear-research cluster, donated between $10,000 and $25,000 (donations are reported in ranges, not exact amounts) to the Clinton’s family charity”

Thus far, this should not be surprising. It is yet another instance of crony capitalism that has so well characterized the Clintons over the years. However, as US intelligence agencies including the FBI were soon to find out, the Russian Silicon Valley served other purposes as well.

More from the WSJ op-ed: “The state-of-the-art technological research coming out of Skolkovo raised alarms among U.S. military experts and federal law-enforcement officials. Research conducted in 2012 on Skolkovo by the U.S. Army Foreign Military Studies Program at Fort Leavenworth declared that the purpose of Skolkovo was to serve as a “vehicle for world-wide technology transfer to Russia in the areas of information technology, biomedicine, energy, satellite and space technology, and nuclear technology.”Moreover, the report said: “the Skolkovo Foundation has, in fact, been involved in defense-related activities since December 2011, when it approved the first weapons-related project—the development of a hypersonic cruise missile engine. . . . Not all of the center’s efforts are civilian in nature…”

The FBI believes the true motives of the Russian partners, who are often funded by their government, is to gain access to classified, sensitive, and emerging technology from the companies. The [Skolkovo] foundation may be a means for the Russian government to access our nation’s sensitive or classified research development facilities and dual-use technologies with military and commercial application.”

As Schweizer concludes:

Even if it could be proven that these tens of millions of dollars in Clinton Foundation donations by Skolkovo’s key partners played no role in the Clinton State Department’s missing or ignoring obvious red flags about the Russian enterprise, the perception would still be problematic. (Neither the Clinton campaign nor the Clinton Foundation responded to requests for comment.) What is known is that the State Department recruited and facilitated the commitment of billions of American dollars in the creation of a Russian “Silicon Valley” whose technological innovations include Russian hypersonic cruise-missile engines, radar surveillance equipment, and vehicles capable of delivering airborne Russian troops.


A Russian reset, indeed.

Naturally, the Hillary campaign did not reply to any requests from Schweizer on the report. But we are comfortable that HRC’s response would likely be along the lines “what difference at this point does it make?

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FireBrander's picture

You youngsters out there that know little about the Clintons...my 30+ years of experience with them...whatever they accuse OTHER PEOPLE of doing, is exactly what THEY'RE doing...trust me on that one.

wildbad's picture

...and SOOO much more to come.  this will get really good really fast...then they will false flag this whole carnival  as a major distraction.

beans, bread and bullets

nope-1004's picture

"To all those little girls out there, don't waste your time with one sugar daddy when you can suck off an entire nation."


NoDebt's picture

Clinton has definitely broken the glass ceiling on corruption.  No man surpasses her in that endeavor.

Killtruck's picture

Big shout out to all those posers with Three Percenter tattoos. Where's your Stand For The Republic now? This cunt has sold the entire country down the river, and you sit there posting Instagram photos. 

Debt-Is-Not-Money's picture

The Donald has revived the words "Stupid" and "Yuuuuuuge",

Killary has revived the word "Cunt"!

Four chan's picture

cunt is a bit dismissive and underestimates her level of criminal psychopathy by just focussing on her snatch. 

newworldorder's picture

When one puts her husbands - dick into the equation, one gets a cunt and a dick at the highest level of US Govt contribution to the Globalist empire. Ever wonder who is running the WH, that allows a Clinton near the lever of power in the US?

Peribanu's picture

Such profound political insight one reads on Zerohedge nowadays. Are folks just thinking with their dicks? Seems Zerohedge has turned into a rag called the Daily Trumpet. Such a pity, I used to come here for serious insight into economics. All we have now is propaganda, misogyny, dicks and cunts.

More Ammo's picture

"I used to come here for serious insight into economics."



Well, your are getting what you came for because:


"All we have now is propaganda, misogyny, dicks and cunts."


There is no economy,  We are just Fucked up the ass with no lube, so get over it.

VinceFostersGhost's picture



There is no economy,  We are just Fucked up the ass with no lube, so get over it.


Yeah well.....at least we have free heath insurance now.


It's called the emergency room.

Handful of Dust's picture

Comey is drawing up the charges as we speak ... and Lowrenta is preparing the Treason Indictment immediately!




Here2Go's picture



KILL BILL(ary) IRONSIDE version is actually better.

Croesus's picture

"In a time of universal deceipt, telling the truth is a revolutionary act". 

shamus001's picture

As Snowden came to discover...

omniversling's picture

This was the same year, perhaps the same meeting, that Hillaryous gave Lavrov the 'reset button'..remember?

State Dept spent 'daaaaays' researching what to write on it, then they got it wrong. Instead of 'Reset' it spelled 'Overcharge'. At least they PRETENDED they got it wrong.. If fact, it wasn't a mistake at all...

Comedy GOLD! Hillary Clinton presents misspelled gift to Russian foreign minister

pods's picture

Laughable that the US is worried about "dual use technologies" after sending MIRV tech to China, a real problem.

Who did that?  lol.

Russia will soon comment about some of the USA's dual use tech and tell citizens to avoid using facebook, twitter and the myriad of other database filling applications that the US is famous for.


Winston Churchill's picture

It was a joke even back in the old USSR days.

Getting permits to export computer tech was actually easy.

The chumps at the DoC didn't know the difference between a modem and a PDP13.

washedup's picture

when you can "suck off" ...

we're not getting blown - we're getting ass fucked by a Donkey

duffelpud's picture

Exactly the same scenario existed with my ex-wife.  Whatever she accused me of I knew she was up to eyeballs in. 

froze25's picture

That is typical with women that aren't faithful to their husbands, they suspect them of everything they are doing. With the Dem's (Hillary) its true, everything they accuse others of doing the are doing themselves.
Trump 2016

RaceToTheBottom's picture

Their accusations become the justification for their own actions.


consider me gone's picture

That's funny. My ex too. They project their guilt on others. I do love this world so. 

ozziindaus's picture

And the latest barage against Trump "supposedly" disrespecting a war veteran is just another example in this regard. Trump should just come out with a statement along the lines of......

"hey, I didn't approve wars that killed >4 million Muslims, >5,000 US soldiers (not including undocumented mercenaries) and flushed > $5 trillion down the shitter. That's your legacy bitch"

I preapprove Trump using this message

roadhazard's picture

Yes, Trump needs to keep talking.

Socratic Dog's picture

In my experience, that is what all psychopaths do.

"whatever they accuse OTHER PEOPLE of doing, is exactly what THEY'RE doing"

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

To be fair, her husband (convicted perjurer, a sexual predator, and rapist whom Hillary enabled) sold missile-guidance technology to the ChiComs through Loral.

Their partner, the ChiComs, were a bit jealous.

So Hillary helped to balance it out by selling military technology to the Ruskies.


EscapeKey's picture

another day, another clinton scandal.

i would act outraged, but i'm all tapped out

Crash Overide's picture

I feel the same, everyday that Hillary walks free is another day that proves the system is endlessly corrupt and broken.

NoDebt's picture

The system IS endlessly corrupt and broken.

onewayticket2's picture

Let's leave Bernie's last minute "endorsement" out of this.....



7 figure CGI salaries

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ NoDebt,

The system IS endlessly Criminal and broken. Fixed it for you. It's a Criminal System, owned by Criminals and run by Criminals.

ozziindaus's picture

Hillary's scandals and treason comes in many different forms, the same way Taco Bell rearranges their ingredients, boxes them up and calls it a special. The facts remain, something's never change.

insanelysane's picture

Leave Taco Bell out of this.  Pure genius taking 5 ingredients and turning them into a menu of 150 items.

onewayticket2's picture

no wonder they're obfuscating...."trump is Putin's puppet", etc.


Clinton is using the ol' "I know you are, but what am i?" defense.



buzzsaw99's picture

Fillet of a fenny snake,
    In the caldron boil and bake;
    Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
    Wool of bat, and tongue of dog...

snakehead's picture

Train your brain. Two and a half decades of Clinton history say this:

If any kind of national security restriction or issue gets in the way of Clinton business, they will subvert it, work around it, disable it. They are traitors.

Not in the conventional sense, in their Third Way sense.  They don't sell secrets to foreign governments. They remove restrictions and allow their well-heeled cronies to do it.

Mike Masr's picture

The Clinton's do not let rules, regulations or laws cramp their style!!!

centerline's picture

Can always count on greed.  So, to avoid getting into the pickle of lies the laws are manipulated, bent and in some cases rewritten or repealed.  Where the Clintons have walked the proverbial line and some might sucessfully make a case, there is no doubt the Clintons have the political muscle to shut it down.

While I would not be surprised if HRC gets elected - I do think the run for POTUS is taxing the Clinton's capabilities to keep a lid on things. 


Skiprrrdog's picture

Damn the thundercunt is hideous. 'Boogeyman' Mom's and Dad's use a picture of Hyena Rodent Clinton to scare their little 'Boogeychilluns' into submission...

quadraspleen's picture

She getting a coffee enema in that pic, or what?

pods's picture

They caught her mid belch after eating one of her divine dead baby souffles.


Tarzan's picture


I do not believe in aliens, Hillary is tempting me!


I'm looking forward to the debates, when Trump will say something outrageous, like, Oh my God, you realy are Satan, and she goes into one of her coughing fits, and belches up a reptile. 


Then I'll know there are aliens among us.  Until then, I'll continue to believe aliens don't exist, that she really is Satan in the flesh!

wmbz's picture

The Cliton white trash crime family, same old shit.

They/she/it will never be held accountable or charged with any crime.