An audio recording appears to show how President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has actively sought to destabilize the European Union by boosting nationalist, populist parties like the League.
Short thread on Salvini & Savoini's reactions to our story. Savoini told the NYTimes he does not recall who he was sitting with during the meeting because “it was full of Italians and Russians that morning. All over the hotel and also who spoke with me”
The World Congress of Families is mentioned in this write-up of the new recording linking Italian far-right to Russia: