Russians, journalism and espionage

Spies from Russia’s military intelligence unit (GRU) entered while posing as two female journalists from The Telegraph to the investigative bodies of the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal with Novichok in Salisbury in 2018. (1/6)

Russian spies set up fake accounts to send emails to investigative units in the UK and the Netherlands, impersonating The Telegraph’s consumer writer Kate Morley and contributing writer Helen Russell. (2/6)

They sent 39 emails to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OCPW) in The Hague. Among those receiving the emails were the UK Foreign Office and the Porton Down Research Centre.(3/6)

Peruvian journalist and columnist Virginia Peláez Ocampo was found guilty along with her husband on July 8, 2010, by the United States of working as an unregistered foreign agent for Russia. (4/6)