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Prank Calls for Truth

Alexey Navalny

Sometimes attribution is hard! Nation-state actors are complex, calculating, and hard to pin down. But other times, you can just call them up to ask. 

One prank call to Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) landed the confession needed to implicate them in the near-fatal nerve-agent poisoning of Alexey Navalny. As is tradition, Russia denies all allegations.