Bellingcat @bellingcat Award-winning open source investigation. Want to donate? See here: www.patreon.com/bellingcat 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  https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2018/05/25/mh17-russian-gru-commander-orion-identified-oleg-ivannikov/ 

Next, the first Skripal suspect we exposed, Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga of the GRU, aka sports nutrition salesman and international cathedral enthusiast "Ruslan Boshirov".  https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2018/09/26/skripal-suspect-boshirov-identified-gru-colonel-anatoliy-chepiga/ 

Third was the other Skripal suspect, the GRU's Dr. Alexander Mishkin, aka snow fearing Russian tourist “Alexander Petrov”
 https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2018/10/08/second-skripal-poisoning-suspect-identified-as-dr-alexander-mishkin/ 

And today, the fourth, Vladimir Nikolaevich Moiseev, wanted by @INTERPOL_HQ under his cover ID Vladimir Popov, involved with the 2016 coup in Montenegro  https://www.bellingcat.com/news/uk-and-europe/2018/11/22/second-gru-officer-indicted-montenegro-coup-unmasked/ 

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.
 https://www.bellingcat.com/news/2018/10/04/305-car-registrations-may-point-massive-gru-security-breach/ 

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


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