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DA NANG, VIETNAM - NOVEMBER 11, 2017: US president Donald Trump (L) and Russia's president Vladimir Putin (C) talk after a meeting on the closing day of the 25th APEC Summit. (Mikhail KlimentyevTASS via Getty Images)

U.S. citizens working at the four U.S. embassies in Russia can rest easy: Although Putin ejected their American security team, they now have a new one. Or maybe not so easy: The new Russian security firm has KGB connections.

The Trump administration has awarded a no-bid contract to Moscow’s Elite Security Holding Company to replace security personnel that were fired in September 2017, when President Vladimir Putin ordered the expulsion of hundreds of US diplomatic and security personnel in retaliation for sanctions. This favor from Trump to Putin suggests all is forgiven.

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