This brief report was inspired by @ASPinOfTheWheel's observations of the Kremlin troll account @russia_watch, the latter appearing to be associated with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (specifically the Russian consulate in New York). @russia_watch is notable for, among other things, promoting disinformation. I examined @russia_watch's Twitter network, focusing on reciprocal (follower/following) relationships, finding strong ties to centers of Kremlin trolling, most notably London and Zurich; evidence of Kremlin efforts to insinuate themselves in to the ranks of the far-left/tankie element of the UK Labour Party; and signs of overlap between these pro-Kremlin networks and networks of activists more closely aligned with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Below you will find network charts, screenshots of the accounts directly tied to @russia_watch, and links to summary analytical data and edge lists for each of those accounts.
Notes: Some accounts only occur once in the network and so no Network Chart is provided. The Kremlin trolls are generally in the upper half of the network chart, while the tankies and Labour Party folks are mostly in the lower half. The @schuylerpjones account is almost certainly associated with the Russian embassy in Washington DC.