Hackers from the “CyberBerkut” gained access to the documents of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) from the USA, which contain information that American journalist David Satter is involved in the preparation of anti-Russian media materials, and who is said to be working for US intelligence agencies and maintains close ties with the head of Hermitage fund William Browder. 




The published documents show that in just the first ten months of 2016 on Satter’s order were prepared 24 journalistic materials in a number of major Russian medias. It is also reported that six articles are in the process of editing, or are ready for publication. 


Most often, Vladimir Putin, Sergei Chemezov, Dmitry Rogozin, Sergei Shoigu, the father and son Vorobyevs, Rotenberg brothers and other famous Russians are featured in those articles. At that, payment documents detailing the rendered services, Satter sends to NED. These reports are often very detailed. One of them contains information that Satter spent 11.50 dollars on phone calls.


“NED materials indicate that Washington is trying to do anything to undermine the political situation in Russia and organize the same chaos that we have experienced here in Ukraine in 2013”, noted in comments of the “CyberBerkut”.


Hackers added that David Satter is a “link” between the Foundation for Democracy and a number of Russian media.