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Horkos @WylieNewmark
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Leave to Korobov to “succumb to an illness” during what amounts to one of the four most reliable long weekends in America…
My money is that Sergei Aleksandrovich Gizunov, currently a Deputy Director under the late Korobov, is likely to be the next D/GRU. (1/5)…
Gizunov has been described as “is probably a computer expert or mathematician from the GRU SIGINT apparatus. He was chief of the Moscow-based 85th Main Center of Special Service which deciphers foreign military communications.” (2/5)…
If “85th Main Center of Special Service” sounds familiar, it’s because that’s another name for GRU Unit 26165 - which DOJ has linked to APT28 in two rounds of indictments. So Gizunov is clearly steeped in GRU CNO (3/5)…
Gizunov won a state prize for science in 2009, possibly while running Unit 26165. (4/5)…
Finally, Gizunov was mentioned in the Russian media as Putin’s “eyes and ears” in the GRU in a story last month about Korobov falling ill upon returning home from a meeting where he was apparently dressed down by Putin over GRU gaffs. (5/5)
The link to the October article about the Korobov-Putin meeting, which took place in mid-September, was squiffed. The link in this tweet should work. It looks like this was also the first reporting of any kind about Korobov being ill at all.
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