Russian FSB agent under assumed Lithuanian identity caught running cover organization by Lithuanian authorities.

FSB agent Pyotr Chagin, also known by his Lithuanian cover name Petras Taraskevicius, was expelled by Lithuanian authorities after it was discovered he was using a fictitious cover organization called Fond Pobedy, supposedly headquartered in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, to develop contacts with Russian compatriot organizations and hold multiple events meant to advance Russia’s narrative concerning the Soviet invasion and occupation of Lithuania post-World War II. These events included “Immortal Regiment” marches and Victory Day concerts in Lithuanian cities. Chagin also collected intelligence for the FSB on Russian compatriot organizations and the ethnic-Russian community in Lithuania.

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Date: 2019-2020
Country: Lithuania