They wanted to "burn" Irina - The "illegals" and the name of a dead infant
The aim was to "disable" any subsequent action of it in another country.
Irina Alexandrova Smireva lived in Pagrati and ran a shop selling handicrafts and knitwear while also appearing as a photographer. According to the first information, her naturalization took place as a child of Greek expatriates, while she acquired the Greek identity in 2018. Her activities were uncovered by a systematic investigation by the National Intelligence Service (NIS). Greek investigators found that Irina belongs to a special category of spies known as "illegals".
The spies of this category are supplied by the secret services of their countries, with identity details of people, even small children who have died - as happened in the case of Irina.
Irina who appeared as the Greek "Maria" had deceived the people closest to her who did not know her real identity, nor of course her secret activity.
With the Greek identity, Irina could move around Europe.
Information indicates that since January she left Greece for Russia, as did her husband who is allegedly a spy and at the same time left for Brazil.
The "character construction" cost 5 million Euros
The information states, that in order to "transform" the Russian Irina (as Irina Alexandrovna Smireva is referred to in the channel reports) into Maria T., the process cost the Russian state 5 million euros. That's how much it costs, as they say, to "build character."
The "thread" of the case about her activity as a spy began to unravel two months ago, when the Slovenian authorities arrested a colleague of hers.
The arrest understandably alarmed the Russian secret services, who, fearing that other persons from the network of "illegals" would be revealed, recalled Maria T. to Moscow and "disappeared" her.
She told her acquaintances in Greece that she would be leaving for some work abroad and that she would return in a month, but she never showed up, closing the shop and deleting as much information as she could from social media.