Detroit Man Captured by Russians and Accused of Spying Rescued in Daring Civilian Mission

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Detroit Man Captured by Russians and Accused of Spying Rescued in Daring Civilian Mission

A proof of life photo of Kirillo Alexandrov taken by the Russians on April 17. (Courtesy of Project Dynamo)

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By RYAN MILLS

May 13, 2022 3:42 PMListen to article

Kirillo Alexandrov was in the shower when the Russians came for him.

They dragged him out of his home in southeast Ukraine naked and in handcuffs, and beat him. He was an American spy, they said. He said they hauled him off to a cell where they interrogated him. Then they brought him outside and told him they were going to execute him.

A Russian soldier put a gun to his head. He pulled the trigger.

“The bullet didn’t go through my head,” Alexandrov said. “It went past my ear.”

Arrested in early April, Alexandrov remained in Russian captivity for more than a month, …TO READ THE FULL STORYJOIN NRPLUSLOGIN

Ryan Mills
RYAN MILLS is an enterprise and media reporter at National Review. He previously worked for 14 years as a breaking news reporter, investigative reporter, and editor at newspapers in Florida. Originally from Minnesota, Ryan lives in the Fort Myers area with his wife and two sons.

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