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Russia resumes Soviet-style spy network in Europe

Russia is trying to create a spy structure in Europe similar to the Comintern, founded in 1919 in Moscow. This is reported by the foreign press with reference to the annual report published on the web site of the Security Information Service of the Czech Republic.
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In its annual report the Security Information Service of the Czech Republic states that the number of Russian spies in the country remains high, and that Russia is trying to establish a spy network in Europe, similar to the Comintern, founded in 1919, Joinfo.ua reports referring to Radio Free Europe, which published the data of the Czech counter-intelligence agency.

“It is assessed that Russia is creating a structure in Europe drawing on the concept of the Comintern founded by the Soviet Union,” the report says. The Comintern (the Communist International) conducted its activities from 1919 to 1943. It was created in order to protect Moscow’s new regime from attacks from the outside, Radio Free Europe recalls.

The report also states that the Kremlin is trying to take control of the Russian non-governmental organizations in the Czech Republic, and Russian spies are showing interest in the Czech energy sector, in particular, in the plans for the expansion of nuclear power plants.

“Russia does not consider a fight over the Czech nuclear energy sector a lost battle,” Radio Free Europe quotes the report of the Security Information Service of the Czech Republic.