The retired of the Austrian army, accused of spying on Russia, was recruited in 1988 in Tehran. About this newspaper Krone Zeitung.
According to the newspaper, it was in Iran that Russian special services came to him. Krone Zeitung does not offer any additional information.
The fact that in Austria he revealed an agent who worked for 20 years in Russian intelligence, he became known on November 9. An agent who is now 70 years old, has worked for Russian intelligence since the 1990s. He noticed himself as a retired Colonel and held a position at the Austrian Army headquarters. Thus, once in two weeks at a meeting with his Russian commissioner "Yuri" received papers.
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In addition, according to the publication, the agent transmitted information about the Austrian air force, artillery systems, compiled the characteristics of many high ranking officers and also transmitted information about the situation with immigrants.
In total, according to preliminary data, the official received 300 thousand euros for a 20-year employment in Russia.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in turn, commented on the incident, saying that this information "disgustedly surprised" him. He added that Vienna took part in a microphone and megaphone, instead of traditional diplomacy.