Bellingcat @bellingcat Award-winning open source investigation. Want to donate? See here: Nov. 22, 2018 1 min read

Bellingcat has now exposed the real identity of 4 GRU operatives. First, Oleg Vladimirovich Ivannikov, code name "Orion", linked to the downing of #MH17 

Next, the first Skripal suspect we exposed, Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga of the GRU, aka sports nutrition salesman and international cathedral enthusiast "Ruslan Boshirov". 

Third was the other Skripal suspect, the GRU's Dr. Alexander Mishkin, aka snow fearing Russian tourist “Alexander Petrov” 

And today, the fourth, Vladimir Nikolaevich Moiseev, wanted by @INTERPOL_HQ under his cover ID Vladimir Popov, involved with the 2016 coup in Montenegro 

In addition, during our research we discovered 305 car registrations to the GRU Conservatory in Moscow, pointing to potentially hundreds more aliases and real identities of GRU operatives. 

More to come on the GRU and the real identities of their operatives in the coming weeks.

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