Hiding the Russian Connection

Russian Diplomats Forced to Leave “Friendly Slovakia”

21 October 2020

When Slovakia reacted to the fraudulent behaviour of the Russian state and expelled three of its diplomats, politicians and the media in Russia pulled out clichés about pressure from the USA.

After the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, Slovakia can finally boast of increased attention from the Russian intelligence services – attention which Slovakia repaid with the expulsion of Russian intelligence services’ members or collaborators.

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Grigorij Mesežnikov

Grigorij Mesežnikov is a political scientist and the President of the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO) in Slovakia. He has published expert studies on party systems’ development and political aspects of transformation in post-communist societies, illiberal and authoritarian tendencies, populism, nationalism and hybrid threats in various monographs, collections and scholarly journals in Slovakia and other countries.

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