PRI's The World Published by PRI's The World Moscow’s long history of gathering ‘kompromat’ Listen Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/730873/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Russian intelligence has always tried to gather compromising information, or "kompromat," on prominent figures at home and abroad. It's also known that they try to use this as influence to help Moscow's interests.