They allegedly participated in the promotion of Donald Trump and agitation against Hillary Clinton.
The US Department of Justice has officially charged 13 Russians with interference in the US elections in 2016. The document is published on the website of the department.
Including the list is Eugene Prigozhin and his “Internet Research Agency,” which the media called “the cook of Putin” because of his proximity to the president. In addition, he is listed as the owner of the “troll factory” and “media factory” – several media and employees who promote the pro-government agenda on the Internet.
In addition to Prigogine, Mikhail Bystrov, Vladimir Venkov, Mikhail Burchik, Alexandra Krylova, Anna Bogacheva, Sergei Polozov and others are on the list.
The Ministry of Justice stated that the list participants were engaged in “promoting the candidacies of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders and disseminating pejorative information about Hillary Clinton.” Also, people from the list were charged with fraud and the use of personal data.