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Bulgarian ‘Spy’ Free on Bail Gets Award From Putin in Moscow

  • Pro-Russia lobby chairman Nikolay Malinov awarded by Putin
  • Malinov was charged with espionage for Russian institute, NGO
Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Nikolay Malinov in Moscow, on Nov. 4.
Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Nikolay Malinov in Moscow, on Nov. 4.Photograpehr: Mikhail Metzel/TASS via Getty Images
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A Bulgarian accused of spying for Russia was allowed by a court in his home country to visit Moscow, where he received an award from President Vladimir Putin.