WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three companies with a sophisticated, years-long conspiracy to meddle in the 2016 US election.
Working through a Russian organisation called the Internet Research Agency, they set up social media pages, stole Americans' identities, bought political ads, staged rallies and worked to "sow discord in the US political system."
None of the individuals are in custody.
This is who Mueller charged, with details from the indictment:
Internet Research Agency LLC - a Russian company that runs influence campaigns on behalf of the Kremlin Concord Management and Consulting LLC and Concord Catering - related Russian businesses with Russian government contracts that served as the primary funding source for the Internet Research Agency.
Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin - a Russian businessman, known as "Putin's Cook" for catering state dinners with foreign dignitaries, who was head of the Concord companies
He and his companies allegedly financed the Internet Research Agency.
Mikhail Ivanovich Bystrov - the director of the Internet Research Agency
Mikhail Leonidovich Burchik - the second-highest ranking director of the Internet Research Agency
Aleksandra Yuryevna Krylova - the third-highest ranking employee in the company
Sergey Pavlovich Polozov - an employee who managed the IT department and bought US servers to mask the company's location in Russia when conducting operations in the US.
Anna Vladislavovna Bogacheva - an employee who served as a translator and oversaw data analysis
Maria Anatolyevna Bovda - an employee who worked on translations
Robert Sergeyevich Bovda - a manager of translations
Dzheykhun Nasimi Ogly - head of translations
Vadim Vladimirovich Podkopaev - a translator who also worked on US-focused research and creation of social media content
Gleb Igorevich Vasilchenko - an employee who oversaw posting, monitoring and updating social media content for accounts controlled by the organisation
Irina Viktorovna Kaverzina - a translator who operated multiple US personas used to post social media content
Vladimir Venkov - a translator who also operated US personas that posted social media content