What’s with the Russians?


In the past two weeks, we’ve had a number of people sign up for our email lists with email addresses from Russia. As much as I would love to believe this work is compelling enough to be of interest in Moscow, it seems more likely to me that they are trolls or bots.

I delete them from our email list as soon as I see the sign-up, but they still get the Onboarding email that we send to every new sign-up. None of those welcome emails bounce, so I guess they’re going somewhere. Wierd.


Bruce Maples
Bruce Maples has been involved in politics and activism since 2004, when he became active in the Kerry Kentucky movement. He has been President, Vice-President, and Treasurer of the Metro Democratic Club, and has served on the Democratic Party Executive Committee in Louisville. He began blogging in 2004, and currently operates two personal blogs (BruceMaples.com and brucewriter.com). He founded Forward Kentucky in the wake of the state elections in 2015, and expanded it in the summer of 2016. He has lived in Louisville since 1992 with his wife and two sons.