Russia's Defense Ministry says US-led coalition unlikely to launch battle for Raqqa soonRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 19:06
Russia cuts oil production by 185,000 barrels per day as of today — energy ministerBusiness & Economy March 25, 18:30
OPEC has no objections to speed of Russia's oil production cutsBusiness & Economy March 25, 12:38
Opposition leader Vladimir Neklyayev detained in Belarus - news agency directorWorld March 25, 5:33
Russia submits amicus curiae brief to US Supreme CourtRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 3:34
Russia, China suggest for UN SC to adopt resolution on chemical terrorism threatRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 3:23
Russian lawmaker compares European Union to Soviet UnionRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 3:16
Russian emergencies ministry says fire at Kazan’s gunpowder factory fully extinguishedWorld March 25, 3:01
Relations btw US, Russia worst over half-century - Lukin quoting KissingerRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 25, 2:58
WASHINGTON, November 6 /TASS/. The Russian side has received no US notification that Russian national Vladimir Drinkman, suspected of credit card swindling, has arrived in the United States from the Netherlands, Russian embassy representatives in Washington and New York told TASS on Thursday.
Vladimir Drinkman was detained in Amsterdam on June 28, 2012 at the FBI request on suspicion of complicity to cyber crimes. The Dutch authorities have promised to extradite him to the United States.
The extradition process may turn out to be long.
Under international agreements, the Americans are supposed to inform Russian diplomats of all detained Russian citizens and allow Russian consular workers to visit them later.
More and more Russians whom Washington suspects of various offences have been detained in third countries in recent years and delivered to Washington. The Americans take such instances of extraterrestrial application of their laws for granted. They do not comment the international and legal aspects of such situations. As a rule, they issue boastful press releases about the “successes” of their security services and law enforcers.
Four Russian nationals are facing charges in connection with a high-profile hacker case. They include Vladimir Drinkman, Alexander Kalinin, Roman Kotov and Dmitry Smilyanets as well as Ukrainian national Mikhail Rytikov. They have been charged with credit cards swindling and stealing hundreds of millions of dollars.
Vladimir Drinkman is the chief suspect. He tops the international wanted list of hackers. Investigators say he was at the helm of a criminal group that caused serious damage to the New York based NASDAQ electronic stock exchange and the 7-Eleven chain stores for seven years.
Drinkman may face up to 20 years in prison under US laws.