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Details on Russian Indictees

By VOA News February 16, 2018

A federal grand jury investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election has indicted 13 Russian nationals including 12 employees of a St. Petersburg, Russia-based company that carries out online influence operations on behalf of Moscow. Below are some details from the indictment.

Count One: Conspiracy to defraud the United States

Internet Research Agency LLC, also known as Mediasintez LLC, Glavset LLC, Mixinfo LLC, Azimut LLC, Novinfo LLC

Concord Management and Consulting LLC

Concord Catering


Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin -- controller of the above entities. He and these companies "spent significant funds to further the organization's operations and to pay the remaining defendants, along with other uncharged organization employees, salaries and bonuses for their work at the organization."

The following people are charged with "posing as U.S persons and creating false U.S. personas," operating social media pages and groups designed to attract U.S. audiences. "These groups and pages, which addressed divisive U.S. political and social issues, falsely claimed to be controlled by U.S. activists when, in fact, they were controlled by Defendants. Defendants also used the stolen identities of real U.S. persons to post on organization-controlled social media accounts. Over time, these social media accounts became Defendants' means to reach significant numbers of Americans for purposes of interfering with the U.S. political system, including the presidential election of 2016."

Mikhail Ivanovich Bystrov

Mikhail Leonidovich Burchik, also known as Mikhail Abramov

Aleksandra Yuryevna Krylova

Anna Vladislavovna Bogacheva

Sergey Pavlovich Polozov

Maria Anatolyevna Bovda, also known as Maria Anatolyevna Belyaeva

Robert Sergeyevich Bovda

Dzheykhun Nasimi Ogly (cq) Aslanov, also known as Jayhoon Aslanov, also known as Jay Aslanov

Vadim Vladimirovich Podkopaev

Gleb (cq) Igorevich Vasilchenko

Irina Viktorovna Kaverzina

Vladimir Venkov

Count Two: Conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud

Internet Research Agency LLC

Dzheykhun Nasimi Ogly Aslanov

Gleb Igorevich Vasilchenko

Counts Three through Eight: Aggravated Identity Theft

Internet Research Agency LLC

Dzheykhun Nasimi Ogly Aslanov

Gleb Igorevich Vasilchenko

Irina Viktorovna Kaverzina

Vladimir Venkov

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