Morozov, Pavlik A little boy who became famous throughout the Soviet Union and eventually the center of a cult of denunciation. But, Darden explained to me, kompromat is routinely used throughout the former Soviet Union to curry favor, improve negotiated outcomes, and sway opinion. The other side of my question: The question was timing. And what does it mean for democracy, for the rule of law in Israel, for Russian penetration in Israel?
Ledeneva argued that wealth and power are distributed through networks of political figures and businesspeople who follow unspoken rules, in an informal hierarchy that she calls sistemaor system.
Barring huge Russian interference with the elections, it looks probable that the Democrats will take the House of Representatives in November. The practice continues to this day. Trump later rhapsodized about the conversation in The Art of the Deal.