Russian Federal Security Service arrested American journalist on charges of espionage in Russia


On charges of espionage, the Russian Federal Security Service announced that they’ve detained an American journalist work for the Wall Street Journal newspaper in Russia.

Journalist Evan Gershkovich, who work at the Wall Street Journal newspaper office in Moscow, was arrested in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg on suspicion of espionage.

The Russian Federal Security authority’s issued a statement that says: “The illegal activities of US citizen Evan Gershkovich, born in 1991, correspondent for the Moscow office of the American Wall Street Journal, accredited to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and suspected of espionage for the US government, have been detained”.

According to the Russian Federal Security, the American journalist, collected information that constitutes a state secret about the activities of a company affiliated with the Russian military-industrial complex.

The Russian Federal Security authorities said that while he was trying to obtain classified information, the US citizen Evan Gershkovich was arrested in the city of Yekaterinburg.

The Russian Federal Security statement continues: “The Investigation Department of the Federal Security Service has filed a criminal case against the US citizen Evan Gershkovich, under Article No. 276 of the Russian Criminal Code on charges of espionage”.

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