The percentage of personnel in Russian diplomatic missions, being actually engaged in espionage, is the highest in the world. Viktor Suvorov, a Russian writer and a former Soviet military intelligence officer, living in Great Britain, noted it in an interview.
The use of the dual role of diplomats has a long tradition in Russia, as it has been widely used since the inception of the Soviet Union.
Suvorov notes that illegal, deeply conspiratorial spies, pretending to be citizens of other countries for many years, are more dangerous than spies, working under the guise of diplomats, having previously had Soviet passports and now Russian ones.
It is not surprising that more than ten countries have recently expelled a huge number of Russian diplomats because keeping them in your country is the same as nourishing a viper in your bosom. One day it will definitely bite you.