For quite a while, I've been highlighting the presence in the information space, both in Russia and beyond – in the countries on which Russia seeks to exert its influence – of the so-called Kremlin agents.
Earlier, I highlighted the issues of the Russian agents carrying out influence operations on foreign territory, posing as professionals in various fields. These are journalists, as I explained in my earlier piece "Russian Propaganda: Kremlin legion of journalists in Russia and beyond", so-called experts ("Russian Propaganda: Kremlin legion of experts in Russia and beyond"), and migrants ("Radical refugees in Kremlin's service across Europe and worldwide") – perhaps, the most painful issue for the EU as Russia is keen on exploiting the principle of tolerance, widely preached in developed democracies.
However, Europe, which in 2014 chose not to turn a blind eye to Russia's invasion of Ukraine and joined international sanctions against Moscow, has been badly penetrated by Kremlin agents of influence and political organizations, directly affiliated with the Russian government.( Collapse )