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Russia Will Use 'Prism on Steroids' to Monitor Olympics

Will track all Internet and phone communication at Sochi

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin promised the 2014 Olympics will celebrate the values of "openness and friendship" as he struggled to light the Olympic flame today, but documents obtained by the Guardian suggest that's all just hot air. Russian investigative journalists have found that the country's FSB security service has... More »

'CIA Agent' in Russia Likely After Boston Intel: Report

Russian paper with FSB ties references Dagestan trip

(Newser) - Was the alleged CIA agent nabbed by Russian authorities yesterday looking for information on the Boston Marathon bombing? The Kommersant, a daily Russian paper known for its connections to KGB-successor FSB, thinks that's likely. In a report spotted and translated by the AFP , the paper draws a connection between... More »

Russia: We Busted CIA Agent Trying to Recruit Spy

Russia's FSB releases photos allegedly of detained diplomat it says is covert agent

(Newser) - Russian authorities say they uncovered and detained an American CIA agent last night while he was trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer. They've since released the alleged spy, but have declared him "persona non grata" and demanded he be expelled from Russia immediately, Russia Today reports. The... More »

Russia: Al-Qaeda Behind Europe's Forest Fires

And they may soon try it in the US, too

(Newser) - The forest fires that have been raging through the EU lately aren't random catastrophes—they're terrorist attacks. That's what Russian security service chief Alexander Bortnikov told a meeting of security and law enforcement chiefs earlier this week, RIA Novosti reports. The fires, he said, are "one... More »

Russia Hunts Subway Bombing Accomplices

Chechen group suspected in deadly attack

(Newser) - Russian police are hunting for the group behind a suicide bombing in which two women killed at least 38 at a train station in Moscow today. Authorities are preparing to publish security camera photos of the five people involved in the bombing—the two bombers, said to be young women,... More »

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