In this presentation, START Near-peer Competition Lead Researcher Barnett Koven explores Russian activities in Latin America, which have not received nearly as much coverage as Russian interference in neighboring countries such as Georgia and Ukraine, as well as in the U.S. This presentation will offer a comparative perspective of Russian engagement in Latin America and Eastern Europe. It will cover why Russia chooses to engage in the region and how its engagement differs from its activities closer to home. Key findings will be explicated through a short case study focused on Colombia. The presentation will conclude by discussing potential responses to this aggressive Russian behavior.