On Wednesday, the Czech Security Information Service said Russian “special services” are the most active foreign espionage organizations in the Czech Republic.
According to the BIS 2011 report, Russian spies work under different covers, mainly at Russian diplomatic missions.
"Russia is not the only country to send secret services to the Czech Republic, but it surely has the largest amount of agents here, which is utterly unjustified given the current status of relations between the Czech Republic and Russia", the report said.
The BIS's authors are convinced that Russian intelligence service is dangerous, as it targets the energy sector and economics and conducts subversive activities against regional authorities.
Another big secret power operating in the Czech Republic is China, but only one paragraph in the report is devoted to that country (comparatively nine paragraphs about Russian espionage). The report says Chinese intelligence officers “do not pose an immediate risk to Czech citizens.”
Author: Julia Alieva