“He had access to quite sensitive information.” CIA agent works at Kremlin at least 5 years
American spy Oleg Smolyakov was a top advisor of the presidential adviser’s office for foreign policy of Russia Yury Ushakov.
The alleged CIA agent Oleg Smolyakov had been working as a top advisor of the presidential adviser’s office for foreign policy of Russia Yury Ushakov for at least 5 years, reports Vedomosti with reference to a source close to the special services.
According to the newspaper, earlier, Smolyakov worked with the Russian Embassy in the US - when Ushakov was an ambassador. Later, he worked with the Russian government. According to the source of Vedomosti, “he had access to quite sensitive information - including information of the special services” during his work with the presidential adviser’s office. With that, even if he didn’t have access to the secret data, he could have received it through conversations with colleagues, the source stressed out.
He source also says that Smolyakov was of high standing among the colleagues who (including Ushakov) repeatedly spoke words of praise about him. One of the sources of the newspaper noted that at times, Smolyakov was “too inquisitive” and it did not seem to be a simple interest.
Earlier, CNN reported that 2 years ago, the US evacuated an extremely informed agent from Moscow following a meeting between the President Donald Trump and head of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, as the CIA was allegedly afraid of the possibility the American leader could have accidentally disclosed the spy.
Later, the Russian media spread the information that it was about an employee of the Department of Presidential Affairs Oleg Smolyakov who - along with his family - left Russia for Montenegro and never came back.