Police cordon in Salisbury following the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal.
Police cordon in Salisbury following the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal.

Video: Dangerous Compatriots: The Kremlin's Intelligence Operations Versus Russian Exiles and Émigrés

October 16, 2019
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
This video was originally published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Russia’s intelligence services have long fixated on the activities of Russian émigrés and exiles abroad. The lurid attacks on former intelligence officers Sergei Skripal and Alexander Litvinenko in the U.K. have captured much of the world’s attention. Yet these operations fit within a much wider body of efforts by Soviet and contemporary Russian intelligence agencies to target, penetrate, and neutralize perceived threats.

Speakers:

Andrei Soldatov, journalist, co-founder, Agentura.ru

Irina Borogan,  journalist,  co-founder, deputy editor, Agentura.ru

Moderator:

Andrew S. Weiss, vice president for studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Photo by Peter Curbishley, shared under Creative Commons 2.0.