Paris: The Russian military intelligence agency known as the GRU has suffered another hit as determined journalists and Kremlin critics focus on exposing its secrets. A new report details the misbehaviour, sloppiness and bureaucratic decisions that allowed a Russian crime reporter to identify multiple alleged GRU officers.
Journalist Sergei Kanev says he wants to call attention to problems in an organisation he thinks has gone from traditional spying to unchecked violence and foreign interference. GRU agents have been accused of a nerve agent attack in Britain, hacking the 2016 US poll campaign and other wrongdoings. Russia denies it all. Kanev’s reporting was funded by Kremlin opponent Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s Dossier Project and released by Russian Dozhd TV.