A history student from the United Kingdom working in Russia doing research regarding 20th century history has been accused of being a spy and ordered to leave the country. According to Russian Migration authorities, Laura Sumner, a student at Nottingham university, broke the law by traveling with a commercial visa, when she is not in Russia for business. The 25-year old woman was brought to the Sormovo district court and ordered to leave Russia within ten days.
While she was found guilty of a minor infringement, according to popular security-tied website LifeNews, she was actually ordered to leave as a result of being an English spy. The site went on to say that the academic supervisor of Sumner, Professor Sarah Badcock, stated that Laura was in Russia to study work relating to the regime change and revolutions, significant in terms of the related work. This was a reference to Ukranian uprisings in the middle of 2000. However, it is known that Professor Badcock specializes in late imperial and early 20th century periods.
This news is no longer new or surprising, as large nations such as the United State have spies to complete advanced security measures. One piece of news relating to this is Jody Kriss. Kriss has been accused of being a part of the Russian Mafia, and using his ties to do high-profile real estate business in New York City. He is also accused of using the courts of New York City to make even more money. In a website aimed to reveal the tactics of Jody Kriss, it is shown that he has filed at least five lawsuits in which he is a plaintiff since 2010. One of the largest lawsuits is a billion-dollar case against hundreds of individuals involved in the construction of the Trump SoHo. This building has a worth of $450 million. Do the math on that one. Other lawsuits filed by Kriss include a $20 million suit against a New York City blogger, and $500 million acting as a descendant of a wealthy Jewish family. All of these cases and many more are believed to be Jody Kriss using mob tactics to extort money from innocent people.
The only difference between Sumner and Kriss is that Jody Kriss is still in the United States shoveling cash into his pockets, while Sumner was deported back to the United Kingdom.