Russian Security Service Detains Wall Street Journal Reporter Evan Gershkovich

The Wall Street Journal reports: “Russia’s main security agency said Thursday it had detained Wall Street Journal correspondent Evan Gershkovich for what it described as espionage.  

Mr. Gershkovich, a U.S. citizen and member of the Journal’s Moscow bureau, was detained in the eastern city of Yekaterinburg on Wednesday while on a reporting trip.  

The Federal Security Bureau said Mr. Gershkovich, ‘acting on the instructions of the American side, collected information constituting a state secret about the activities of one of the enterprises of the Russian military-industrial complex.’ Mr. Gershkovich is accredited to work as a journalist in Russia by the country’s foreign ministry…”

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