The Russian spy studied for four years at Trinity College Dublin before trying to infiltrate the International Criminal Court

A Russian spy uncovered by Dutch intelligence officers trying to infiltrate the International Criminal Court spent four years studying politics at Trinity College, Independent. It can reveal.

Ergi Vladimirovich Cherkasov, a Russian operative who used the Brazilian surname of Viktor Muller Ferreira, attended Trinity College for four years between 2014-2018, completing a political science degree.

The Dutch intelligence service picked up Cherkasov at a Dutch airport for using a false identity to attempt to infiltrate the International Criminal Court (ICC), which is investigating war crimes charges in Ukraine.

Cherkasov (36), who studied at Dublin College under the surname of Viktor Müller, graduated with first class honors in November 2018, completing his studies in May of that year, majoring in Political Science and Quantitative Methods of Research Of. He claimed to have achieved a QCA of 3.87.

Meczyki Also obtained is a photo of Victor Mueller receiving his degree in November 2018, which he posted online, titled “Leaving Trinity”.

Trinity College Dublin stated that it could not comment on the matter due to GDPR regulations, which prohibit the college from discussing past students, but that the paper was able to independently verify that Cherkasov did indeed attend Trinity College. degree was obtained from

Cherkasov listed Dublin International Study Center as the workplace from June 2014 to August 2015, where he claims he has helped students develop “reading skills, writing skills, listening and speaking skills” as well as “small Group academic tutorial”. General Algebra and Geometry class”. The Irish Independent has not been able to independently verify this claim.

The Russian spy made an elaborate cover story from years ago to try and enter the Netherlands as a Brazilian national for an internship at the Hague-based ICC in April. In an online CV, Cherkasov listed his studies in Dublin, which The Irish Independent confirmed.

Cherkasov was identified by Western intelligence officials as a Russian spy and traveled to the Netherlands under the false pretext that he had obtained an internship at the ICC. On arrival he was picked up by intelligence officers.

The Dutch Intelligence Service also published a four-page back story, invented by Cherkasov, which details a troubled childhood in Brazil and an affinity for bean stew and trance music.

“Cherkasov used a well-constructed covert identity by which he concealed all his ties with Russia in general and the GRU in particular,” a statement from Dutch officials said.

His move as a Brazilian national is believed to date back a decade. Cherkasov was declared undetectable after being detained at a Dutch airport and sent to Brazil, where he will now face court proceedings.

“It was a long-term, multi-year GRU operation that cost a lot of time, energy and money,” said Dutch intelligence head Eric Akerbaum.

“It clearly shows us what the Russians are doing – trying to gain illegal access to information within the ICC. We classify this as a high-level threat,” Akerbaum said. The ICC accepted him for an internship.

ICC spokeswoman Sonia Robla said the court was grateful to the Dutch authorities for highlighting the operation and security risks. “The ICC takes these threats very seriously and will continue to work and cooperate with the Netherlands,” she said.

There was no immediate comment from the Brazilian authorities on the matter.