On April 8, 2013, Victor Podobnyy sat down for a conversation with his boss, Igor Sporyshev, in the New York offices of Russia’s foreign intelligence agency, the SVR. Podobnyy had recently met a consultant who hoped to strike it rich in Russia’s oil industry, and Podobnyy hoped to pump him for information.
“He got hooked on Gazprom,” Podobnyy said. “It’s obvious that he wants to earn lots of money.”
Podobnyy, officially an attaché to the Russian mission of the U.N., had told the consultant that he would use his connections with Sporyshev, who worked as Russia’s trade representative in New York, to …read more
Source: Foreign Policy