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Who is Russian ‘spy’ Katrin Ivanova?

BY Muhammad Noman Aug 16, 2023. 12:24 am

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Following a massive security investigation, KATRIN Ivanova is one of three people accused with spying for Russia in the United Kingdom.

The three were assumed to have been living ordinary suburban lives for years before their cover was revealed in February 2023.

Who is Katrin Ivanova?

According to the BBC, Bulgarian national Ivanova, together with Orlin Roussev and Bizer Dzhambazov, are accused with having identity cards with “improper intent.”

Passports and IDs are available for the United Kingdom, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece, and the Czech Republic.

She lived in Harrow, north-west London, with Dzhambazov.

Neighbors claim they led perfectly normal lives, with the couple even accepting circular cakes and pies as gifts.

Dzhambazov is claimed to have worked as a hospital driver, whereas Ivanova worked as a laboratory assistant in the private sector.

The couple also established a community organization that served Bulgarians by introducing and assisting them in understanding the “culture and norms of British society.”

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The couple is also thought to have worked for electoral commissions in London, which allows Bulgarian nationals living abroad to vote in the country’s elections.

Where is Katrin Ivanova from?

Her background before to moving to the UK is unknown.

Ivanova is a Bulgarian national, however her exact birthplace is unknown.

Other information about her parents or relatives is unknown at this time.

What has Katrin Ivanova been accused of?

Ivanova and the two men were arrested in February under the Official Secrets Act by counter-terrorism agents and have been held in detention since.

The trio is believed to have worked for Russian security agencies.

All three have been charged with “improper intent” to possess fraudulent identity documents.

They are scheduled to stand trial in January at the Old Bailey and have yet to enter a formal plea to the accusations.

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Is Katrin Ivanova married?

It is unknown if Ivanova is married, but neighbors stated she and Dzhambazov were a couple who resided at the same address in Harrow.

They are said to have come to the area ten years ago and have lived in a variety of residences since then.

Neighbors reported that investigators spent a significant amount of time searching their present address, and that there was a noticeable police presence there for more than a week.

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