The Zalozhniy Quartet
Ex GRU trainer/mentor
Business Consultant helping Western companies do business with Russian companies and the state.
Early 50’s. Good contacts in Russia and near countries.
Katya’s mentor & trainer in the GRU in the late nineties/early 2000’s, he taught her to be field ready, and mentored her first placement in a GRU office.
They worked closely together, and became lovers/friends.
Once she was passed for field work, their formal mentor/trainee relationship ended, and he went back for a few years into the GRU before leaving in 2006 to become rich (and in her opinion slightly compromised).
She obviously though still trusts him completely. He taught her pretty much everything she knows, and is the only thing close to family she has now…