SVT: 38 suspected spies at Russian embassies in the Nordic region

Russia’s embassy in Stockholm, one of a number of hubs for espionage against Nordic countries, according to a new investigation. (Janerik Henriksson/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images)
  • 38 suspected spies can be linked to Russia’s embassies in the Nordic region, according to an investigation by Nordic public service news organisations including Swedish Television (SVT).
  • 13 of the suspected spies are said to still be on active duty in Sweden.
  • The individuals are on a mission to gather information and to influence, says the national intelligence service (Säpo).
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