The Russian government is putting a lot of efforts into influencing public opinion in the West especially when it comes to Ukraine and the still ongoing conflict there. The first reports about a Russian troll army that spreads the Kremlin’s point of view came up already last year and drew some attention to the St Petersburg based company “Internet Research”. Some reading on this can be found e. g. here and here.
Now the former employee Luydmila Savchuk sues her ex-employer for never giving her a job contract and other formal, but legally necessary papers. This lawsuit potentially also offers some more insight into the structures of this special department of the Kremlin’s propaganda apparatus. As Internet Research is said to be under control of Putin’s human resource chief it will be interesting to see how far Savchuck can come with her lawsuit and if she is actually risking her life.