Another lying israeli: so what’s new?

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"Sometimes Tsurkov reportedly identified herself as Liza Arkady, substituting her father’s first name for her last name, a move that suggests she did not want her interlocutors to know who she really was."

In Russian, one's middle name is derived from the father's first name. In this case, Елизавета Аркадьевна, or Elizaveta Arkedevna. This is also the polite firm of address.

That said, "Liza" is a diminutive and wouldn't typically be used in that context.

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