An icon flashed, alerting of two new emails that fell into my inbox. The sender appeared to be unfamiliar, one Michael Averko. Titles seems strange for a personal unsolicited communication – “Getting Russia Right With Better Insight” and “Soviet Past-Russian Present”. These happened to be articles for various publications by unknown to me author whose English is obviously foreign (“In my regretful decline, I mentioned…”) and whose thoughts I most certainly do not share and am not interested in.
The emails do not look like they were forwarded by a wellwisher, nor they were sent by someone I know. Yet, they bare connection to topics I sometimes engage in political discussions online.
You can call me paranoid, but I can’t decide is it just a shot-in-the-dark spam, a self-correcting gmail advertising or a test of something more menacing? With all these revelations of NSA surveillance which they don’t bother to sanction in courts I started to feel rather indecently exposed to official peeping tomes…and now they are probing me?
What do you think, guys?