Russian Woman Charged For Role in Conspiracy that Interfered with U.S. Elections

Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova, 44, a Russian national of St. Petersburg, was charged today for allegedly having a core role in a Russian conspiracy to interfere in the U.S. political system, starting in 2016 and ending in 2018 when it would've targeted the U.S. midterm election.

“The strategic goal of this alleged conspiracy, which continues to this day, is to sow discord in the U.S. political system and to undermine faith in our democratic institutions,” said U.S. Attorney Terwilliger.

As the criminal complaint (.PDF) against Khusyaynova filed on September 28 details, the Russian national was the alleged accountant of "Project Lakhta," the codename of a Russian conspiracy conducting "information warfare against the United States."

Project Lakhta is also reportedly funded by Russian oligarch Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin through two of his companies, Concord Catering, and Concord Managem... (read more)

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