Media reveal photo of Russian presidential administration employee who worked for US special services

Media reveal photo of Russian presidential administration employee who worked for US special services
Oleg Smolenkov Photo: RTVI

The US authorities had to urgently evacuate him fearing he might be exposed.

RTVI has obtained a photo of the American intelligence agency informant, Oleg Smolenkov, who had fled from Russia. The source does not specify when the photograph was taken and what age he was.

Earlier, CNN reported that the US authorities had evacuated a spy from Russia who had worked in the Russian government. That was done back in 2017 for fears that President Trump might expose him. Later, information appeared in the Russian media that the spy was a certain Oleg Smolenkov, an employee of the Russian presidential administration, who had vanished after leaving the country for a Montenegro vacation with his family in 2017.

According to Vedomosti, Smolenkov previously worked at the Russian Embassy in the United States, when Ushakov was the ambassador, and later he was in the apparatus of the Russian government. According to the source of the publication, he had access to “very sensitive information, including that from the special services,” when in the presidential administration. Moreover, when he did not have access to classified data, he could have received any information from conversations with his coworkers.

Oleg Smolenkov had the so-called “second-level security clearance” and could access top secret official documentation, Komsomolskaya Pravda reported earlier today.

Although, the press secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, denied the reports and Ushakov refused to give any comments to the press.

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