July 17, 2023

Inside Russia’s Spy Unit Targeting Americans

by The Journal

Slashed tires, moved bookcases, a dead dog. For years, U.S. diplomats posted to Russia have experienced some strange things. WSJ’s Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw report on the little-known spy unit, which U.S. officials believe is responsible for the surveillance and harassment of Americans in Russia, including WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich.

Further Reading:

- Inside the Secretive Russian Security Force That Targets Americans 

- Putin, Isolated and Distrustful, Leans on Handful of Hard-Line Advisers 

Further Listening:

- A WSJ Reporter Arrested in Russia 

- Russian Court Upholds WSJ Reporter’s Detention 

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