The Russian BBC channel spoke about the fact that russian spy agencies are using #bitcoin  for their underground operations and was using BTC-e as main platform for their exchange. People who know well the crypto-world know that Russia is a "crypto-country" where a lot of actors and companies are acting in the crypto-fields for many different reasons.
The platform BTC-e was at the center of many interrogation from western countries states....one "researcher" said that 70% of the exchange in BTC-e was related to criminal activities..
This cryptocurrencies affairs who link russian agencies with #btc is not new. Some article was focusing around the Ukrainian Separatist movement in the east of Ukraine which were funded by Russia using Crypto.. Ukraine was and is still a big lab of crypto   due to the weakness of the fiat currency of the state (UAH) first, and proxies funded by Russia outside any classic banking process.
All this mess around #bitcoin could help us to understand why USA is calling to war against #btc