Vitaly was an employee of 55 Savushkina Street, the St Petersburg 'troll factory' now being scrutinized in the Senate intelligence committee's investigation on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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She asked to see his portfolio and had him fill out a form with his address, passport information, phone number, previous places he had worked, his parents and brothers names and addresses. She explained that the job would entail rewriting news articles about Ukraine.
Vitaly asked out right if he would be expected to write propaganda.
'I would never work as a lawyer in this shrashkina kontora [a swindler's outfit],' she yelled.
When it came to Vitaly's turn, he was interviewed by a woman of about 30, called Anna.
Six months later, the website was shut down after funding, which came from an EU-based company, was cut off amid sanctions on Russia following its military occupation of Ukrainian territory that spring.
The 23-year-old was left floundering in an expensive city and bombarded every publication he could think of with his resume.
He worked in an open-plan room, which reminded him of an IT classroom in a Russian school.
The walls were bare and the furnishings were the cheapest of the cheap.
The highly-organized strategy is credited with playing a role in toppling Hillary Clinton's presidential bid and helping Donald Trump win the White House.
Vitaly revealed the secrets of life inside the troll factory in War in 140 Characters, a new book by journalist David Patrikarakos, obtained exclusively by Daily
The number of security personnel, dressed in military-style uniforms, was curiously high for a media business, Vitaly noted.