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Vanya Gaberova An award-winning beautician from Bulgaria is among five people from the country accused of spying for Russia.Vanya Gaberova, 29, aka Pretty Woman, is a British-based company director residing in Acton.Ms Gaberova, is set to be charged with ‘conspiring to collect information intended to be directly or indirectly useful to an enemy for a purpose prejudicial to the safety and interest of the state between 30 August 2020 and 8 February 2023′.

She and four other Bulgarian nationals are accused of conspiring to gather information that would be useful to an enemy between August 2020 and February this year, the Crown Prosecution Service said on Thursday. It follows a Metropolitan Police investigation.

Ms Gaberova, Orlin Roussev, 45, Bizer Dzhambazov, 41, Katrin Ivanova, 31 and Ivan Stoyanov, 31, will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on September 26.Her company is named VG PRETTY WOMAN LTD and she is said to have studied at the University of National and World Economy in Bulgaria.She is a ‘lashes extensions specialist’ and is an ‘accredited eyelash educator’ winning many prizes in the UK and Bulgaria — but also in Russia.

Her social media profile links her to ‘travelling, cooking, shopping, walking, and reading’.Nick Price, head of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)’s Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, said: ‘The CPS has authorized a charge of conspiracy to conduct espionage against three men and two women suspected of spying for Russia.’

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Roussev, Dzhambazov, and Ivanova were previously charged on February 11, 2023, with possession of false identity documents.The five defendants are alleged to have worked in an operational spy cell for the Russian security services, the BBC reports. This is allegedly involved in conducting surveillance on targets.The suspected spies are accused of working on active operations in the UK and Europe and passing gathered intel to Russia.

The five Bulgarians were arrested in February under the British Official Secrets Act following raids on properties in London and Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. MI5 allegedly passed the intelligence on to the Met Police.Roussev, who has a history of business dealings in Russia, is alleged to have run things out of a guesthouse in Norfolk acting as a middle man to those who gathered intelligence.

Neighbors said a tent was erected by police outside the three-star Haydee Hotel in Great Yarmouth when he was detained. Investigators allegedly found equipment to produce false documents in his room.Last month it emerged that Roussev and Dzhambazov and Ivanova – believed to be a couple who were living at the same address – were facing charges which allege they were in possession of 34 identity documents, some of which were suspected to be false.

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Officers reportedly found fake passports and official identity documents for the UK, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece, and the Czech Republic.The trio were also accused of posing as journalists from American television companies after Scotland Yard found forged press cards and branded clothing from the Discovery and National Geographic channels, The Times reported.

They appeared at the Old Bailey in July to face those charges.Roussev, Dzhambazov and Ivanova are understood to have lived in the UK for several years, working different jobs and living in a range of suburban houses.The Bulgarians also had links to a flat in north-west London located a mile away from the RAF Northolt military base, according to The Telegraph. The base is frequently used by ministers, foreign heads of state and members of the royal family.

Roussev moved to the UK in 2009 and spent three years in financial services, working in a technical job, the BBC reports.According to social media profiles, Dzhambazov worked as a hospital driver while Ivanova described herself as a laboratory assistant for a private healthcare business.

The pair also worked for electoral commissions in the capital that assisted Bulgarians living abroad with voting back in their homeland.Neighbors said they were popular figures locally, having handed out cakes and pies to people living nearby.

But eyebrows were raised when Dzhambazov installed a satellite dish on the side of his property, which appeared to be pointing in the wrong direction, compared to every other one in the street.He then tried to put up an even bigger antenna on the exterior wall, until those living next door complained that it was going to block the light to their home, neighbors claimed.

Dzhambazov also said to have told people nearby that he worked for Interpol.One neighbour, James, told the Telegraph: ‘I do remember that they had their [satellite dish] pointed in a different direction to all the other ones.’At one stage, he had a friend around and they tried to mount a massive one on the wall. But it would have blocked out the light into my flat and so we had words about that and it didn’t happen.

‘When he arrived, he mounted a camera on the wall of his flat so it looked out across the car park. It’s still there.’After moving to the UK around 10 years ago, they ran a community organization for Bulgarians, including teaching them the ‘culture and norms of British society’.Britain has been sharpening its focus on external security threats and in July it passed a new national security law, aiming to deter espionage and foreign interference with updated tools and criminal provisions.

The government labeled Russia ‘the most acute threat’ to its security when the law was passed.Police have charged three Russians, who they say are GRU military intelligence officers, with the 2018 attemptto murder former double agent Sergei Skripal with the military-grade nerve agent Novichok. Two were charged in 2018 and the third in 2021.

Last year, Britain’s domestic spy chief said more than 400 Russian suspected spies had been explored from Europe.Britain has been one of the strongest supporters of Ukraine since the Russian invasion last year and has imposed a range of sanctions on Russian officials and oligarchs.

Roussev is from Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Dzhambazov is from Harrow, northwest London, Ivanova is from Harrow, northwest London, Stoyanov is from Greenford, west London, and Gaberova is from Churchway, northwest London.


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