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Russian spy chief’s son has a Budapest home address. In the company property of an old friend of Orbán’s chief of staff

Official document shows that Andrey Naryshkin, who acquired residency permit in the Hungarian golden visa scheme, had his registered home address in a property owned by pro-government businessman Shabtai Michaeli’s company just a few months ago. According to the government, Naryshkin’s residency permit was revoked by the counterintelligence service two years ago, but the case was stalled in court.

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Western allies puzzled by Hungary’s mild reaction to Russian hacking

Orbán government keeps silent about Russian residency bond owners – even as the EU prepares to end the practice

Putin’s hackers gained full access to Hungary’s foreign ministry networks, the Orbán government has been unable to stop them

Russian state actors hacked into the Hungarian Foreign Ministry’s computer network compromising internal correspondence and even a secure network that transmits classified information. The recurring cyberattacks over the past decade were kept quiet by the Orbán government, and have not been successfully countered. With the help of internal documents and background interviews, Direkt36 exposes Russian cyber espionage against Hungary’s MFA.

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Spies, business deals and criminals. How Orbán favors Russian interests instead of Western ones

In the past 12 years, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s government has gotten into a situation many times, when they had to decide between the interests of Western allies, or Russia. Direkt36 has revealed many cases, where, in the end, the government favored Vladimir Putin and his circles. It occurred, for example, that they drove a Hungarian company out of business, just to be able to make space for a Russian firm.

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People close to Orban’s advisor appear in controversial Russia-connected megaproject

Hungary pressured by diplomats to stop blocking NATO-Ukraine talks

U.S. is still trying to push out the Russian-led bank from Hungary

Viktor Orban promised something to Vladimir Putin, but the U.S. intervened

Both Russian arms dealers Hungary extradited to Moscow instead of the U.S. now set free

Orban promises the U.S. counterintelligence measures against a Russian-led bank

Russian-led bank rapidly gearing up in Budapest amid EU and U.S. worries

How we exposed a secret conflict involving Russia, the United States, and Hungary

Russian arms dealer busted by U.S. agents in Hungary now out of jail after extradition

Russian diplomats caught spying in Hungary get expelled quietly as usual

Russian intelligence organizes some of their Balkans operations from Hungary, but despite close Russian-Hungarian relations they can not always avoid retaliation. In 2016, the Military National Security Service exposed a GRU officer. Although Hungary’s government never informed the public, approximately ten Russian spies have been busted since 2010.

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Lord of War in Budapest: The DEA busted two Russian arms dealers and Hungary extradited them to Moscow