BIS counterintelligence service warns against Russian House in Prague

Russian intelligence services are still active in Europe and Czechia, spokesman for the Czech counterintelligence service BIS, Ladislav Šticha, told Czech Television. He said the service had registered their continued activities in 2023 despite the fact that Czechia expelled 60 diplomats and staff from the Russian embassy in Prague in 2021. Among other things, the agents are involved in the circumvention of EU sanctions against Russia, Šticha said. In this connection, he warned against the activities of the Russian House in Prague, which is on the EU sanctions list. Although the Russian House is officially closed to the public, it continues to organize isolated events for the public and runs campaigns to attract students to study at Russian universities.