The Russian spy who pretended to be a Brazilian to infiltrate the International Criminal Court

  • Gordon Corera
  • BBC security reporter

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A Russian spy has attempted to infiltrate the International Criminal Court, according to the Dutch security service.

The man used the name Victor Muller Ferreira and pretended to be Brazilian, but was refused entry when he arrived in the Netherlands for work.

The authorities point out His real name is Sergei Vladimirovich Cherkasov and he is a spy for the GRU, short forservice Russian military intelligencealso.

The man is said to have spent years building a false identity, before applying for an internship at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

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