Responsible for intelligence activities against Russia, a high-ranking employee of US state Department, became the victim of a hacker attack, is a specialist on Russian domestic politics Robert Otto, the letters of which found a mention of the meetings of the Russian security Council, told the media. Otto holds the position of head of unit of the Russian internal policy in the Department for Russia and Eurasia Bureau of intelligence and research US Department of state. The network has got about 2 thousand emails from the personal box of the scout on the mail server of Google, most of which is devoted to the work, said “Kommersant”.
As the newspaper notes, a significant portion of the correspondence of Otto are references to articles of the Russian media that US state Department employee sent colleagues or some friends. Most often we are talking about references to Novaya Gazeta, The New Times, “Elephant”, “Vedomosti”, RBC, “Kommersant”, “Echo of Moscow”, Meduza, The Insider. Often there are links to analytical articles Moscow Carnegie center.
Based on the forwarded content articles it can be concluded that Otto and his partners in correspondence interested in the probability of early elections in Russia, the prospects of the protests of truckers, privatization of Bashneft and the potential of the popular front, the newspaper notes.
In addition, Otto is interested in the tweets of the head of the Center for strategic research (CSR) Alexei Kudrin, chief editor of “Echo of Moscow” Alexei Venediktov and head of the MIA “Russia Today” Margarita Simonyan.
It also draws attention to the page in sotsseti “Vkontakte” the former defense Minister proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Igor strelkov-Girkin and posts on Facebook expert of MGIMO Valery Solovey.
In addition, many letters dedicated to the reshuffle in the Russian government. So, one of the letters attached seven-page profile on the head of the Russian presidential administration Anton Vaino, collected from open sources.
In another thread discussing who sits where at the meetings of the security Council of Russia and what it might mean. Several letters dedicated to the movement Vyacheslav Volodin from the presidential administration to the Duma.
In another group of letters hypotheses that can be contained in those or other secret decrees of the President of Russia, in particular, in which of them we are talking about the appointment of Sergei Korolev as head of the economic security Service of FSB of Russia.
We will remind, on Friday, the publication Foreign Policy reported receiving letters from hacker Johnnie Walker archive of letters by a senior officer of the secret division of the US state Department, which is responsible for intelligence against Russia.