Returning to the topic of spy – romantics or killer – losers Boshirov and Petrov, the routes of their overseas trips in the period from 2016 to 2018 became very interesting. Given that their last trip from 2 to 5 March of this year in London coincided, by fateful coincidence, with an assassination attempt on Sergei Skripal, the IR group decided to check whether their other visits coincided with emergency situations or loud events in these places?
It should be noted at once that a significant part of Boshirov’s and Petrov’s trips lasted more than 10 days, and it means that other “tourist trips” were not in the format of the London rendezvous to the spires, but could mean the participation in carefully and long-prepared events of a different kind.
For example, in the period from 08.04.2016 to 18.04.2016 Boshirov and Petrov visited Amsterdam, immediately after the “Consultative-corrective” referendum in the Netherlands on the approval of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine. We should to recall that then the citizens of the Netherlands were asked to answer the question: “Are you for or against ratification of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine?”
This referendum was very important for the Kremlin propaganda in that time, because it allowed manipulating by public opinion not only in the Russian Federation, but also beyond its borders. In addition, a large number of financial and technical resources of the Kremlin were thrown at the support of this referendum.
Coincidence or not, but the suspects were at right time in the zone of permanent interests of the Kremlin. On 13th of April, the airport Schiphol in Amsterdam has been evacuated because of safety threat. But do not get distracted, go ahead.
Further, from 11 to 26 of July 2016, our couple visited Tel Aviv. We dare to note that this visit took place one month after the terrorist attack in the Sarona district in Tel Aviv, during which 4 people were killed and 20 people were injured, and on the eve of the dubious “People’s Congress of Supporters of Peace” in Tel Aviv, under the motto “Minds of Peace”.
Maybe it’s a coincidence, but on July 13, a scandal broke out around the security system at the most reliable airport in the world, Ben-Gurion, when Israeli journalist David Suleiman stated that he could easily carry a bomb to the airport, working there as a cleaner with forged documents . We would like to ignore conspiracy, but the second visit of the pair Petrov-Boshirov coincides with the incident at the airport of their country of arrival. Is it coincidence?
In principle, it was a quiet period in the life of the British capital, if you do not take into account the fact that from 21 to 22 September 2016 there was a scientific conference SAI Intelligent Systems (IntelliSys 2016) with the technical support of the IEEE in London. Interestingly, this conference was attended by a scientific delegation from the Russian Academy of Sciences, which is under the patronage of the GRU, and regularly takes part in accusations against the FSB. We have to recall at least an open letter from RAS academicians addressed to FSB director Alexander Bortnikov, in which they accused him of justifying repressions.
It is possible that this trip of Boshirov and Petrov also had the accompanying character of the representatives of the RAS.
The visit of Petrov and Boshirov to Paris in November miraculously coincided with the arrest of a group of terrorists on November 24, which planned a terrorist attack on December 1, and the “Russian Forum” and a demonstration to support migrants in the French capital under the patronage of the Russian Embassy, from 25 to 26 of November. In turn, the second round of the primaries was held in France at that time, when on November 29 the decision of the Court of Appeal of Paris was announced to pay Ukraine $ 112 million + % to Russian Tatneft. The court took the side of the Russian company then.
But this is all a trifle compared to the fact that on December 4, 2016, on the Feast of the Presentation into the Temple of the Blessed Virgin Mary, an FSB officer under cover, and concurrently the pseudo-patriarch Cyril consecrated the Holy Trinity Cathedral on the banks of the Seine in Paris. Taking into account the fact that Petrov and Boshirov worked as “boys on call” for the FSB, their presence in Paris at that time was clearly connected with the preparation and support of Gundyaev’s visit.
One of the shortest trips abroad Petrov and Boshirov was a trip to London in March 2017. They stayed at that time in the capital of Great Britain for 5 days only, and it seems that London did not have any problems with their presence. However, it should be noted that on March 3, 2017, Savelovo Court of Moscow sentenced in absentia Nikolay Glushkov, former deputy director general of Aeroflot for finance, to eight years in prison, who in the 1990s was a close associate of Boris Berezovsky.
It is possible that, given the verdict, the visit of Petrov and Boshirov to London consisted either in the elimination of Glushkov or in his abduction and removal to Russia at that time. But Glushkov was lucky at that time, which cannot be said about March of this year, when he suddenly died.
Similarly, in our opinion, it should be noted that on March 22 in London a bloody terrorist attack was conducted on the Westminster Bridge near the building of the British Parliament. Boshirov and Petrov come again to the city, which just recently survived after the terrorist act. Again, is it a coincidence?
Another voyage of the Russian couple to Paris was accompanied by large-scale protests against the policies of newly elected President Emmanuel Macron, which were widely covered in Russian media and accompanied by provocations.
A visit of Petrov and Boshirov to Geneva coincided with a meeting of two interesting personalities, namely, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura on October 26, and the aggravation of confrontation within such an education as the ROC, namely, redistribution at the Cross Exaltation Cathedral of Geneva. Although, it is possible that they were supposed to protect the “Treasures of Russia” ball, organized by the Russian embassy.
On the other hand, a PSI / FES symposium on the protection of informants was in Geneva from October 30 to November 3, and who knows how these tracks could cross. But…
However, if we pay attention to the second visit of Petrov and Boshirov to Geneva, we note one feature – it coincided again with the holding of negotiations on the settlement of the Syrian conflict. Presence of these two characters in the Swiss capital during the period of negotiations on Syria, with a difference of a month and a relatively similar duration (10 to 12 days), suggests that they performed the role of security escorts for participants of one of the negotiating parties or directly the event itself.
The visit of Russian spies to Frankfurt took place at a very difficult time for the political life of Germany, namely, the failure of the formation of a coalition. How it was important for the Kremlin, we think, it makes no sense to talk.
23.01.2018 – 06.02.2018 Geneva
The third visit of Petrov and Boshirov to Geneva, less than in 3 months and duration of 14 days, took place just before proceeding of using dope by Russian athletes in Court of Appeal.
The journeys of pair of lovers of “attractions”, as you know, have ended by visit to Salisbury. By the way, being in London before the famous events twice, they never bothered to go to Salisbury. But in an interview with Margarita Simonyan they spoke with admiration about this town and stressed the unrestrained desire to visit it.
In general, it is worth to note that our observations are based on open sources. Having, for example, the video and photo fixation of the movement of a couple of romantics to their host cities, as was the case in Salisbury, we could more thoroughly study the purposes of their visits.
Nevertheless, we have every reason to assert that most of their visits to European cities coincided with the holding of important socio-political processes or negotiations in these countries. In our opinion, Petrov and Boshirov for a long time were in the status of escort. And their command did not entrust them to carry out really serious tasks, rather than the banal supervision of Gundyaev’s beard or the skirt of the leading scientific worker of the psychology and psychology resources laboratory of the RAS Elena Volkova. When this happened, the task was failed because of the weak competence of the performers.