While officials from the Russian government have dismissed the indictment of 13 Russian nationals by the United States government alongside with three Russian companies, several individuals say that the criminal charges are legit and well-founded. These people who once worked in a troll factory in St. Petersburg, Russia say that the indictment that charged Russian citizens and corporations for interfering with the 2016 US presidential election may be true and authentic. One of the former commentators of one of the corporations that had been indicted known as Internet research Agency, Marat Mindiyarov say that the Facebook Department in the company had hired Russian citizens with excellent written and spoken English skills to sway the public opinion in the United States through an elaborate campaign on different social media platforms.
Mindiyarov’s own experience at the company makes him have a level of trust on the allegations leveled against it by the US government. He said to one of the leading media houses that he had a strong conviction that it was the Russian company that perpetrated the alleged cybercrimes to disrupt the democratic systems in the United States. On Friday, a business associate and a close ally of the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin was linked with the interference of the 2016 US presidential campaign and elections by the indictment.
The document states that the rich restaurateur who goes by the name of Yevgeny Prigozhin who has been dubbed as the chef to president Putin financed the internet operations that led to the creations of fake social media accounts using identity fraud which was used in the spreading of tendentious messages all across the US. The Factory work was aimed at influencing the American electorate to a certain presidential; a candidate or to undermine the trust of US citizens in their own democratic and political system. Dmitry Peskov, who is the spokesperson for the President of Russia, on Monday said that the indictment had not pointed any direct fingers on the Kremlin despite focusing on Russian citizens. Peskov said that the Russian government was not in any way connected or involved in the US election conspiracy.
He reasserted the statements that have always been issued by President Putin that the Kremlin had nothing to do with the interference of the American election. Mindiyarov said that he had not qualified to work at the agency’s Facebook department after failing an English proficiency test. He added that those who qualified got double the pay for the normal workers at the company.