Russian spy named advisor for oil company Rosneft: report


One of the Russian spies deported along with 12 other agents from the United States in July has become an international projects advisor at Russia’s largest oil company, Rosneft, Kommersant reported.

The Russian business daily, citing sources in the Kremlin, said ex-sleeper agent Andrei Bezrukov had been appointed as Rosneft president Eduard Khudainatov’s personal international projects advisor, Reuters reports.

A Rosneft spokesman declined to comment on the report.

Just after Bezrukov and the other Russians that the United States accused of being agents were deported to Russia in a Cold-War style spy swap, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin promised them a bright future in Russia.