MOSCOW — Nina Loguntsova arrives at school early to stand at soldier-style attention, and she leaves late after extra classes that have included cryptography. Three different military uniforms hang in her closet. The 17-year-old student is part of an expanding military-education program at Moscow’s public schools that aims to inculcate respect for security services and boost the math and computer knowledge of potential recruits.One of the program’s partners is the Russian military intelligence agency known as the GRU – whose fingerprints, the West claims, are increasingly found on suspected Kremlin-ordered operations around the world. The list includes hacking into Democratic National Committee emails in 2016, spearheading Russia’s intervention in Ukraine and the nerve-agent attack in Britain earlier this year. “Russia is our motherland. We will defend it,” says 17-year-old Nina Loguntsova, a student of an expanding military-education program that’s partnered with the intelligence agency GRU at Moscow’s public schools. Washington Post photo by Mary Gelman New details uncovered by The Washington Post also show that a GRU unit has been at the forefront of Russia’s psychological-warfare efforts, including a previously undisclosed attempt to influence Ukraine policy in Congress in 2015. As Russian President Vladimir Putin tightens his grip at home… Read full this story
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