Russian spy named advisor for oil company Rosneft: Report

Andrei Bezrukov was deported along with 12 other agents from the US in July.

Updated: Dec 13, 2010, 12:31 PM IST

Moscow: One of the Russian spies deported along with 12 other agents from the United States in July has become an international projects advisor at Russia`s largest oil company, Rosneft, Kommersant reported on Monday.

The Russian business daily, citing sources in the Kremlin, said ex-sleeper agent Andrei Bezrukov had been appointed as Rosneft president Eduard Khudainatov`s personal international projects advisor.

A Rosneft spokesman declined to comment on the report.
Just after Bezrukov and the other Russians that the United States accused of being agents were deported to Russia in a Cold-War style spy swap, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin promised them a bright future in Russia.

Bureau Report