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Friday, April 13, 2018

Businessman Chichvarkin told about surveillance “Stirlitz” with seeds


Former co-owner of “Euroset” Evgeny Chichvarkin in 2009, emigrated from Moscow to London, complained of espionage. In an interview with the New York Times, the businessman said he was “under the hood” of the Russian secret services shortly after moving to the UK capital.

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Based in London, the Russians are concerned that even in the British capital are closely monitored by the Kremlin, writes the New York Times.

The article alleged that agents of the Russian intelligence services monitor those who were associated with President Vladimir Putin and those who opposed it.

One of interlocutors of the edition, the businessman Yevgeny Chichvarkin said that he had noticed spying on him soon after moving to the capital of the United Kingdom: two or three people for a few hours stood 90 metres from the entrance to his house.

Looking closer, Chichvarkin has noticed that “spies” nibble sunflower seeds, and this habit, the NYT notes, the specific “for residents of the Russian heartland.” “Stirlitz has arrived”, — commented on the appearance of “guests” Chichvarkin, alluding to the hero of the Saga “Seventeen moments of spring”.

However, the former owner of “Euronetwork” it is recognized that in the British capital in any case feels more secure than in Moscow. According to Chichvarkin, in Britain the representatives of the Russian special services are limited in the actions. “In Moscow, they can use weapons,” — says the businessman.

In 2008 Yevgeny Chichvarkin sold his company “Euroset” Alexander Mamut and later left Russia. After moving to London businessman accused of kidnapping and extortion. A criminal case against Chichvarkin had been closed in 2011, but he does not want to return home. Now the entrepreneur owns a wine store Hedonism Wines in London.

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