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Russian spy infiltrated NATO base in Naples for years

María Adela Kuhfeldt Rivera was born in Peru, had a German father and managed to enter the circles of Neapolitan personalities and the employees of the NATO base and the US Sixth Fleet.

A Russian spy has infiltrated the NATO base in the Italian city of Naples for years, several newspapers reported this Friday, such as the Italian “La Repubblica” and the German “Der Spiegel”, after a journalistic investigation of more than 10 years.

The investigation describes the woman as a “self-confident 30-something cosmopolitan who speaks six languages” who managed to enter the circles of Naples personalities and staff at the NATO base and the US Sixth Fleet.

The Russian passport with which she managed to enter Italy belongs to “the same series used by GRU spies (Glavnoye Razvedyvatel’noye Upravleniye, or Russian military secret service)”, according to the investigation.

The woman’s name is María Adela Kuhfeldt Rivera, born in Peru to a German father, but later investigations identified her as Olga Kolobova, a Russian agent and daughter of a colonel in that country.

During her stay in Italy, Olga Kolobova used three Russian passports, all with similar numbers to those of Moscow agents, reported La Repubblica.

Rivera’s trail was lost when, in September 2018, Dutch investigative journalism website “Bellingcat” and Russian independent newspaper “The Insider” published the name of Russian spies who tried to poison former agent Sergey Skripal and Bulgarian arms manufacturer Emilian Gebrev.

It was also not possible to scrutinize what information the spy obtained, but it is known that “important figures from NATO and the US Navy came into contact”, according to the investigation.

Source: With Agencies

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