Alleged “foreign” spy Сarina Turcan is Russian national
Сarina Turcan was taken under arrest on suspicion of espionage. The board member of Inter RAO turned out to be a Russian national as opposed to the earlier claims that she was a Moldovan one. She gave up her Moldovan passport two years ago.
According to RBC, the top manager of the energy company Inter RAO who was arrested for espionage was born in Moldova but gave up her Moldovan passport two years ago, which was indirectly confirmed by a presidential decree published in open sources. The decree says that a woman with the same name and birth date was granted permission to renounce Moldovan citizenship. The Inter RAO website indicates that Turcan has a Russian passport.
Some media claimed yesterday that the alleged spy was a foreigner. Apparently, the confusion stemmed from the officials’ reluctance to comment on the detention since the case was classified. Lefortovo court only confirmed a woman with the same name had been locked up until August 13, while according to Inter RAO staff, Turcan is on vacation.
According to TASS, Сarina Turcan was suspected of spying for Romania. She allegedly collected information that was a state secret for a number of intelligence communities of several countries, including Romania.
Inter RAO is one of the largest state energy companies in Russia. The board chairman’s name is Boris Kovalchuk, while Igor Sechin (Rosneft CEO) heads the board of directors.
Сarina Turcan was born in 1974, graduated from the Free International University of Moldova with a major in economic law, and also got her master's degree in a Spanish university. If Turcan is found guilty, she will be facing 20 years of imprisonment for espionage.