Christo Grozev is an award-winning journalist and lead Russia investigator with Bellingcat

Christo is focusing on security threats, extraterritorial clandestine operations, and the weaponisation of information. His investigations into the identity of the suspects in the 2018 Novichok poisonings in the UK earned him and his team the European Prize for Investigative Journalism. He has authored, among other works, investigation projects into the 2016 Montenegro failed coup, the 2015 shelling of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, and the identification of key suspects in the downing of MH17.

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Christo Grozev
Security threats, extraterritorial clandestine operations, the weaponisation of information

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The Kremlin’s European Favourites

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Vladimir Putin's Russia increasingly poses a security risk to Europe as it has become more and more aggressive in recent years, especially since the annexation of Crimea and occupation of Donbas. Russia has also committed assassinations on European soil, including the attempted assassination of the Skripals and the murder of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili in Berlin. Most recently a Russian diplomat was suspected of bringing ricin to Prague to poison the mayor.