By Lilia Shumkova, a Moscow based independent journalist, for The Saker Blog
A federal grand jury sitting in the Western District of the US state of Pennsylvania without citing any laws domestic or international, basing it’s decision purely on an opaque act of “violation of accepted norms” indited six Russian citizens. All six, as the FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich claims, are Russian military intelligence officers and their “crimes” go back to 2015.
In Russia, people immediately went on searching for any information about named individuals and they truly dug up something interesting about one of those indited, YURIY SERGEYEVICH ANDRIENKO.
A Russian citizen born in Minsk, says the indictment, he is a GRU officer. “Andrienko is alleged to have been a Russian military intelligence officer, assigned to Unit 74455. He was last known to be located in Moscow, Russia.” He is being accused by the Pennsylvania judges in “Conspiracy to Commit an Offense Against the United States; False Registration of a Domain Name; Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud; Wire Fraud; Intentional Damage to Protected Computers; Aggravated Identity Theft.”
According to the liberal radio Komsomolskaya Pravda, a group of bloggers decided to find these “cybercriminals” using the Findface service.
According to their search for Yuri’s photo, the service most likely gives out the pages of Barnaul based trombonist Mikhail Nekhoroshev, who graduated from AGIK or the Altai Academy of Culture and Arts, who used to play in the military orchestras and over the past couple of years performs in bars with live music
The closest Mikhail Nekhoroshev came to the Russian Army was while playing his trombone in the military orchestra, see his vKontakte profile. See, Mikhail Nekhoroshev
Images from Mikhail Nekhoroshev’s vKontakte profile
It’s not clear how a provincial musician could “break” the world internet, but now we know that Russophobic Pennsylvania judges would indite an imaginary ham sandwich claiming it came from Russia.
What’s obvious from this glaring example of malicious prosecution and legal malpractice, the FBI just makes up persons to claim that they commit crimes all over the world by grabbing random images of random Russian people off the net.
You can be the judge and see that the musician Mikhail Nekhoroshev is the person on the FBI most wanted list.
Has a trombone player pockets deep enough to battle the FBI’s frivolous accusation in the US court? Doubtful. What would happen if this innocent man travels abroad? He will undoubtedly be arrested, handed to the US, convicted in fairy-tale made-up crimes and sentenced to life in American prison. Russian Foreign Ministry previously stated that the US is conducting a hunt of Russians all over the world, and Washington seems to pay no price for their kidnapping and human trafficking across state borders.
Comon, this is just for show. It’s all a big show for US internal consumption. Don’t give big importance to every US stupidity.
And how many Americans will be prepared to believe this US stupidity, where a US judicial institution places Russians living in Russia under it’s jurisdiction, a laughable violation of international law ?
Well exactly, US is just a circus but US citizens don’t realise they are the clowns.
World famous anthropologist and US submarine psychologist Dr.Weldone-Gridpipethin G.G. (Belmont & Santa Anna) regarding President Elroy Trump from his paper ‘The President’s Many Thoughts’ delivered to the AFSCME sanitary workers conference (SWC) Western TexasWSp 2023. 12.30am….toughen up, Princess.’
and ‘the thing about dwarfs, US judges and midgets is that they have very little in common’ also I hate Russian Dolls and Trombone players. They’re so full of themselves.
Dont under estimate the stupidity of an American, it will overwhelm your senses.
What do you mean “just for show”? Do you know what happens to people who are on the FBI wanted list?
Viktor Bout, Russian citizen, was kidnapped in Thailand, extradited to USA and is now serving a 25 year in a US prison for selling arms to “terrorists”.
Konstantin Yaroschenko was kidnapped in Liberia, extradited to USA and sentenced to 20 years for “drug trafficking”.
Now where are our commentators who are constantly banging on about human rights abuses in China & Russia? Will they condemn this? Waiting….
Now, why would the Americans go thru all that trouble to get some random Russians? (Rhetorical question)
Maybe those guys are really guilty as accused or Russian Intel agents and the Russian side is trying to deflect blame and portrait Americans as a lawless and irrational world actor in order to diminish American soft power and image?
You know, i am getting tired of all the morality spewing by the ‘axis of resistance’. They are only fighting for a bigger share of the world’s economy.
But underneath, they are all the same.
If somebody is poor, he will advocate for socialism and sharing, but if the same person is rich he would do everything to keep his privileges. Anyone who claims otherwise is a liar.
And those who are play the “They Are All the Same” card are likely disinfo peddlers who are tacitly pimping for a criminal “Rules-Based International Order” that their own countries (cough, America) lead, profit, and rule over.
This is the typical American troll tactic that appears on “alternative” media:
Instead of primarily defending the crimes of the American Axis, these people will try to smear the nations on America’s hit-list or discredit even the idea of an alternative to America’s Lies-Based Disorder.
In short, the agenda these trolls push is: There Is No Alternative, and You Are Just as Bad as US.
Sick and pathetic.
Multipolarity == China & Russia & Iran wanting a bigger slice of the pie. Accept it. You all been duped.
Putin and Xi apologists are trapped in a PR narrative.
Gotta free yourselves from this cultist mindset.
I apologize, if i will be rude.
I will never submit to zionist controled west! NEVER!
If you want to work for the people that gave you 9/11 and cover it up, all the power to you.
You can take your thought.police elsewhere. We can see how fascist the west has become, because we live there!
I dont care what Putin and Xi do, i do care about our governement arbitrarily deciding wich governement is ok and which is not, key example Bolivia and Venezuela.
I do care about double faced foreign policy, such as the right to self determination in Kosovo or NK. Same principle but different results somehow?
I can go on and on.
At least i will use my real name.
Don’t worry about using your name. The NSA spooks monitoring the board know who you are regardless.
Yes, everyone is just as warped and malevolent as America.
Keep telling yourself that.
It’s almost as convincing of an alibi as drinking the “Freedom and Democracy” Kool-Aid that America pushes.
Ya gotta admit; the army musician thing is a pretty thin legend for a deep operative. And they don’t show him performing!
I can’t think of anything more impenetrable than a GRU cyber unit. They work in an anonymous, low profile environment, their wives don’t even know what they do. How do our vaunted intelligence agencies root out this Russian perfidy? They can’t. No one can. But we do have many cases of them just making stuff up, like the laughable plot to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer.
Welcome to the post-truth world.
@Serbian girl re Victor Bout.
I was intrigued to see the name Victor Bout appear in the cache of leaked Hunter Biden emails concerning his – (Biden’s) – dealings with Ukrainian Bursima holdings.
Myself – I doubt any of these characters are “innocent” … for eg…. Deripaska and Manafort were best pals and happy to have dealings in tax haven Cyprus…. until Manafort – stole from Deripaska -according to Deripaska.
I suspect they are all a box of snakes eating each other alive.
So, whatever victor bouts real story… I doubt he is a choirboy…
Here link to item referencing Victor Bout.
Viktor Bout was selling Russian arms to Croats and Bosniaks during the separatist Yugoslav wars and he generally was helping those the U.S. was covertly or overtly backing. So yes he was likely a direct or indirect U.S. operative. Therefore the U.S. wants to keep him out of Russian hands which would expose secrets and maneuverings of U.S.-backed wars.
The Federal Grand Jury and the FBI were obviously inspired by Britain’s MI5 which in 2018 stated that two Russian tourists, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, were highly trained military intelligence agents sent by the Kremlin to Salisbury to smear a deadly nerve agent on the front door of a former Russian spy. And how did they bring military nerve gas into Britain ? In their suit cases (!), which is one of the most incredibly stupid things I have read in my entire life. The two “highly trained military intelligence agents” were even filmed by video cameras. Fancy that, two “spies” being filmed. How unprofessional of them.
The point is that NATO and US plans against Russia are not succeeding. Russia did not implode, and NATO did not move into the country in order to introduce ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’, after which the country would have been broken up in the name of ‘democracy’ and plundered by Western corporations and banks. Worse, it is the US empire which is imploding. And what does a declining empire do in such a situation ? It plays dirty, no holds barred. The desperate Anglo-American elites are losing their nerve, doing some pretty sloppy work, directed against Russia, which they hope will succeed, but which can only be ridiculed. Are they aware of this ? It’s debatable.
The two “highly trained” spies also flew in directly from Moscow. Chuckle. Yes, that is the “intelligence” gathered by the Five Eyes. Secretive and highly trained Russian spies arrive on a plane from Moscow.
Not only did they come from Moscow but they arrived *together*. Great spies they are.
The NYT quoted the head of the CIA and reported that ducks were caused to go bottoms up due to the presence of Russians. Later, however, the NYT mumbled something in a reluctant form of retraction about the ducks. It was not easy to make out exactly what the NYT was trying to say, but it sounded like…”ducks and wood float and so do witches”.
Yes these two spies having arrived from a plane from Moscow and filmed with the ‘nerve agent’ in thier suitcases set themselves up in a London Hotel to plan the most daring operations since WW2 thus the Night before they ‘score’ some pot and pay for prostitutes the night before the operation. The sex was so loud other guest reported the noise violations to the Hotel management- year right.
These two guys – Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov – were possibly on a mission to get the triple spy Skripal out of the UK. I think it is the most plausible explanation. It certainly explains why the Skripals, father and daughter, have been abducted by the British.
links to atlantic council are striking in all the shenanigans. integrity initiative ( uk) bellingcat. et al. even bidens Ukrainian special policy advisor to eurasia, anna makanju who also happens to be facebook’s election integrity program ceo. small world the Atlantic coucil. burisma gave 300,000$ to atlantic council. thats wierd. was that all to help disrupt russian gas and hide slush funds flowing like pipelines? who knows
1 : one that hacks
2 : a person who is inexperienced or unskilled at a particular activity a tennis hacker
3 : an expert at programming and solving problems with a computer
4 : a person who illegally gains access to and sometimes tampers with information in a computer system
Perhaps the Grand Jury is right after all, per definition #2, above.
Perhaps Yuri A. is being indicted for being a lousy trombone player.
Y.A is a trombone hacker.
Stop the presses!
“Grand Jury indicts Russian for his trombone playing”
When it comes to US political and Government institutions, nothing will surprise me. They can only irritate me.
Russians should be prepared to counter kidnap American citizens to bargain the release of their citizens. Just like how the Chinese arrest and charge Canadians as form of counter-measures.
These Anglo-scum need a taste of their own medicine.
Surprised that your post was not deleted. Over the top, for sure.
Provocative or provocateur?
I am afraid if Russians started doing this, there will be WWIII. Given the Anglo Zionist mental state, it is best not to do this. I fully understand the feeling for tit for tat retaliation, however we need to be patient. Never interrupt the enemy while he self destructs!
Russians have no rights to start “kidnapping”. Only the Anglo Zionists have.
They have other attributes, like : patience, class, style, respect, too intelligent.
Too intelligent is what the West makes nervous.
Yep, easy enough. Not kidnap but arrest and indict instead. There are so many criminals among the Anglo-Zio-Euro-scum that this will be no problem for the Russian authorities.
Unlike the US, Russia is not a mafia regime that employs ultraviolent drug cartels, Wahhabi barbarians, and anarchist thugs against the citizens of the world, not to mention against their own.
Russia has a civilized government and its politicians are civilized humans.
The US is neither civilized nor human. The US embodies the very definition of inhumanity.
Russia does not need to emulate the behavior and psychopathy of the US.
Sometimes you have to come down to their level and grind their faces into the dirt.
Yes, as someone mentioned you can indict a peanut butter sandwich, but finding them guilty is another story. The criminal justice system in america is an oxymoronic set of institutions if ever there was one. Also, that america applies it’s laws around the world as if the world should obey is interesting.
I’ve always said that trombone players are not to be trusted! Everyone knows that any proper wind instrument is played with keys or valves, no slippery slides allowed!
Lol! You’ve quickly become one of the most enjoyable reads in the comments section. Sound logic and humor is a wonderful combo. Good on ya!
Thanks buddy! You’ve gotta laugh at it all or it will make you crazy!
The frightening aspect of this con job is the American people believe it.
This is a feint to distract from Hunter Biden’s degeneracy and his father’s pay-for-play bribery schemes. Besides,
the Russians can take this case to different international courts and sue for the endangerment and harassment of their citizens especially if there is absolutely no proof of these people’s nefarious activities. They can demand in legal discovery that evidence of proof be shown.
But maybe the Russian State has better places to spend its money, however, ridicule has its place in an official response. I’m actually looking forward to that.
Poor Yuri most consider his vacation destinations very carefully from now on …..
These same bullsh!tters are trying to extradite Assange.
sweden kept the rape case open for years at the request of the british crown prosecution, revealed in a FOI request. which indicates where the judgement will go. foregone conclusion sadly.
The fbi and military could be the most corrupt institutions of all time, and that a mighty long time.
Could be they are still working for their queen.
Afterall, D.C. is run by their queen and the Vatican-pope.
D.C. is not a part of The United States of America.
Actually they did Yuriy a big favour. Now he is famous and more people will turn up to hear him play. As long as he stays in Russian territory he is safe.
Thanks God – it is a very large territory ;-)
Unlike Svetlana Lokhova the British Subject Cambridge Historian ensnared in MI6 FBI CIA clown show in order to deal with Gen Flynn’s determination to clean up the intelligence services……….
and Maria Butina……a visitor to the US in 2015 also set up, arrested, framed and convicted for the purpose of building the Russia, Russia, Russia narrative being prepared for whoever Obama needed to target later…..in other words BEFORE Trump got the nomination….
….this trombonist is unlikely to suffer much more than justified outrage……….as the Deep State tries to whip this Dead Horse Russia Narrative …………
across the Finish Line..
.and picks another innocent person with a Russian name (not even Russian nationality…in Svetlana’s case!) .
Which “Finish Line” IS???
The US Election ….and public opinion they have lost control of…4 years ago…………and need all kinds of narrative massaging to have the slightest chance to reverse 13 days from now..
Odd that no one comments on the Keystone (literally https://www.etsy.com/market/keystone_state_map )
Battleground 2020 “Swing State” element in all of this.
And Epstein compromised Supreme Court Justice John Robert’s ruling yesterday…..that non post marked mail in ballots in Pennsylvania may be counted…………..3 days after Nov 3.
Same cabal of Pennsylvania judges that go after the Russian trombonist???
There are some parallels here with the FBI entrapping “Muslim terrorists” (i.e. drug addicts and mentally ill youths) in the years following 9/11 so the Feds could say they are “doing something” about terrorism and to keep the fear level up. These days any Russian national, particularly if they’ve served in the military or work with or for the Russian government, can be accused by the US secret police of being spies, “hackers” or democracy killers.
During the Bush Jr. years the bad guys were Arabs and Muslims, during the Obama years it was Arabs and Muslims still but also North Koreans who were accused of hacking Sony, the DoS and other American companies and government departments. After Trump was elected in 2016 Russia became the sole supplier of official “hacking” bad guys and democracy killers, later to be joined by Iran and China.
Note when the American government and spook agencies choose their enemy states du jour, these countries get blamed for everything that’s wrong with the world and used as excuses by the USG to take away constitutional rights and liberties. And as the oRifficial “enemy nations” change, so do the countries all the “hackers” and “disinformation agents” come from. It’s an amazing coincidence how this happens every single time!
Unfortunately many, though not all, Americans are very receptive to this kind of nonsense propaganda psyop. Look at how many people are anti-China now. Even some very smart people who can see through Russiagate have fallen for the “devious Chinamen” and “Chinese Virus” propaganda stories.
Americans have a very bad habit of believing everything their chosen political side says. It doesn’t occur to them that both major parties and their media support systems lie, gaslight and manipulate the American people on a regular basis. Real critical and independent thinkers are an endangered species. No society is as brainwashed with propaganda as the US of A.
The only way to deal with those bastards is to lift some Americans off the streets or name some random americans as wanted criminals in Russia,we are dealing with insane people here.