Russian convicted for helping the CIA, asking for help from Trump
Russian Evgeny Chistov is serving a sentence in a Russian prison for treason. In 2015, a man was sentenced to 13 years in prison for transferring classified data to US intelligence. According to the information of the prosecution, in the 2011 year, he voluntarily agreed to become a recruited CIA agent, and over the next three years he passed on to the Americans collected information, part of which was a state secret.
Chistov believes that he is in danger, so he sent an open letter asking for help to US President Donald Trump. His message published edition The Guardian.
Next, we give a complete translation of his letter to the head of the White House; in the document he told his story and motives for working for the CIA.
I have always acted on the principle that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. The United States can be an enemy of Russia, and I love my country very much. But I believe that it is the current Russian government that is the enemy of the Russian people.
Vladimir Putin and his minions looted our country and oppressed its people. Corruption and extortion are everywhere. Russians feel intimidated and fear reprisals from the state. Our country is rich in natural resources, but our people are poor.
So I decided to help the United States in a friendly way.
Working as a police officer in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, I began to transmit information to CIA agents. I told them about the secret plans of the ministry, named the names of some FSB officers and revealed some of the goals of the Russian Ministry of Defense.
I felt I could help fight the government from inside my country. I believed that nothing good could happen to the Russian people until Putin’s regime was overthrown.
And then they caught me.
Four years ago I was arrested and locked up in Moscow's Lefortovo prison, a place Joseph Stalin preferred for political prisoners. The conditions were terrible. I was kept in a very cold cell, the heating was turned off in winter. There was no proper medical attention. I was bullied by FSB officers who threatened to arrange an accident in which I would die. After that, I still have a neurosis.
Since March 2016, I have been in correctional colony No. XXUMX in Bor, Nizhny Novgorod Region. I am in a cell with a dozen other men. Prisoners are fed rotten cabbage soup. I complained to the European Court of Human Rights about overcrowding. My application is pending.
I served about four years from my 13-year prison sentence for treason. I was accused of selling secrets for money, but this was not the case. After my crime in favor of the USA, my family and I are in great danger in Russia. But I believe that Donald Trump can help.
There are people in Russia who, like me, putting my own lives at great risk, helped the US government and intelligence services and ended up in prison. In the US, there are people in prisons who worked for Russia. I want to appeal to the president to conduct an exchange.
My parents are retirees and are in a difficult financial situation. My mom had to go to work again because their pensions do not cover the cost of medicine.
In relation to my wife, an FSB investigation has already begun. She went to the US Embassy in Ukraine to obtain a tourist visa. But she was denied a visa, and she was forced to return home, where the servicemen attacked and intimidated her. I wrote two letters to the CIA asking for help, but did not receive a response.
In the USA, my family could live safely. I urge Trump to provide asylum in the US to my wife and mother.
I believe that relations at the diplomatic level between the United States and Russia need to be corrected, and that Trump’s position on this issue is in fact correct. Constructive and friendly relations will be beneficial to all people, both in Russia and in the United States.
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