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Russian spies detained in Slovenia with Argentine passports lived in Belgrano and arrived before the pandemic


The press in Slovenia reported in January that María Rosa Mayer Muños and Ludwing Gisch had been arrested. They had an Argentine passport.

Arrested in Slovenia with Russian and Argentine passports and at the disposal of the police in this Eastern European country under the accusation of being alleged spies for Moscow, María Rosa Mayer Muños and her husband Ludwing Gisch are protagonists of a saga whose beginning and end are still unknown. a mystery.

Something is known: the two lived in a tower in Belgrano and had two children in the country.

The Foreign Ministry asked Slovenia for the biometric data of the detainees to verify if they are truly "Argentine citizens" who obtained the papers legally.

According to the information available, Gisch was born in Namibia and Mayer Muños is listed as born in Greece.

The passage of the two through Buenos Aires provides some details, but no answers.

To begin with, the managers of the building in which they lived, at O'Higgins 2191, in Belgrano, told


 that the woman told them

that they were both Australians


They told one of the neighbors, with whom they had a bad relationship, that they did not speak Spanish.

However, the doormen with whom this newspaper spoke and also the owners of the apartment that the couple rented spoke 

in Spanish.

Although it was notorious that the man and woman born in 1984, according to some of their documents, did not go unnoticed in the neighborhood just because they were foreigners, in the tower on O'Higgins street, nobody noticed anything that caught the attention of that couple

. of Russians who rented the 9th D. The couple had two small children.

The tower has 25 floors and between all the departments there are 146 units.

The movement of the front door is very intense.

There are other Russian families living in the building,

some do not speak Spanish and are part of that wave of citizens of the Federation that are arriving in the context of the war in Ukraine. Hernán, a neighbor of 12, lives in the same body of the building in the one where Maria and Ludwing lived and laughs at the news that they are accused of being spies and that they were arrested in Slovenia.

He says that they looked "pretty boring" and that what he remembers of them is that

they "ate something very, very smelly"


María Mayer traveled frequently to promote her gallery.

Passport of Ludwig Gisch

Another neighbor told this newspaper that they were "very correct", that "the man" always went out in the morning "as if to work, dressed in a very formal shirt, shoes and pants."

That the woman stayed at home with the boys, that "the girl was bigger than the boy" and that before the quarantine they took her to school she doesn't know where.

The kiosquera next door

sold sweets to the couple for their children.

He acknowledged that the photo published a few days ago by The Guardian newspaper was that of Maria and Ludwing.

But she said there was no interaction about private lives.

That he had no information. 

María Mayer traveled frequently to promote her gallery Art Gallery 5´14

The couple lived in that place since before the coronavirus quarantine and shortly after the borders reopened they left.

"In the middle they went on a trip, but I don't know where. They came back and after a while they left and never came back," said a neighbor consulted in the sea of ​​inaccuracies that still surrounds this story.

The reasons why the Russians arrive in Argentina and make news around the world are varied, depending on the course of a judicial investigation.

Some are dissidents of Vladimir Putin's government, others say they are just fleeing the war.

Among them there are a number of pregnant women and an illegal network was detected to bring citizens of that country so that they could only obtain an Argentine passport with which to travel the world at a time when being Russian is a problem due to the sanctions against Russia.

It is still being investigated whether the Argentine passports they had at the time they were detained in Ljubljana were real, if they were bought or forged.

Source: clarin

All news articles on 2023-03-29

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