How to Brainwash a Nation: A Manual

Why I lost my parents to Putin’s propaganda, and what we can learn from it

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This is something I don’t talk about a lot, but I was born in Soviet Russia.

Luckily, my then-normal parents wanted a “better life” for me and did everything they could to help me move to the U.S. I was quite young then but old enough to understand I’d…

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Anastasia Frugaard

Anastasia Frugaard

Writing and laughing about America and the pursuit of happiness.

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