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Report: Russia Planned to
Assassinate Defector in Florida
Jun 19, 2023 12:26 PM CDT
Report: Russia Planned to Assassinate Defector in Florida
Putin 'wants all these guys dead'
- Some 80 years after Ramon Mercader killed Leon Trotsky in Mexico City on orders from Josef Stalin, Vladimir Putin's regime plotted to send "a modern-day Mercader" to kill a Russian defector living in Florida, according to an upcoming book from Calder Walton, a Harvard scholar of national security...
Robert Hanssen, Spy
for Russia, Dies in Prison
Jun 5, 2023 4:14 PM CDT
Robert Hanssen, Spy for Russia, Dies in Prison
FBI agent sold US secrets for years for $1.4M
- Robert Hanssen, the notorious FBI agent who sold national security secrets to Russia for years—making dead drops in a Virginia park—in one of the most harmful espionage cases in US history, died Monday in a Colorado prison. He was found unresponsive in his cell, the Federal Bureau of...
Report: Russia Is Spying
With Civilian Boats
Apr 20, 2023 6:10 PM CDT
Report: Russia Is Spying With Civilian Boats
Nordic public broadcasters say they've uncovered spying program in the North Sea
- A joint investigation by the public broadcasters of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland has uncovered a large fleet of Russian spy ships allegedly posing as fishing vessels in the North Sea. The broadcasters—DR in Denmark, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, and Yle in Finland—say about 50 Russian...
Alleged Russian Spy Tried
to Infiltrate War Crimes Court
Jun 17, 2022 6:20 AM CDT
Alleged Russian Spy Tried to Infiltrate War Crimes Court
Dutch authorities say man posed as Brazilian
- Dutch authorities say they've stopped a Russian spy from infiltrating the International Criminal Court, which is investigating alleged Russian war crimes in Ukraine and Georgia. The suspected operative of Russia's GRU military intelligence service posed as a 33-year-old Brazilian named Viktor Muller Ferreira, who'd successfully applied for...
Russia Spy Who Inspired
Apr 22, 2022 12:17 PM CDT
Russia Spy Who Inspired
Mikhail Vasenkov reportedly died April 6 at age 79
- The most senior of 10 Russian spies unmasked in the US in 2010 in a case that inspired the TV show
has died. Mikhail Vasenkov, who worked for years in secrecy in Yonkers, New York, died April 6 at the age of 79, according to an announcement from...
Embassy in Berlin
Nov 5, 2021 2:13 PM CDT
'Tragic Accident' Near Russian Embassy in Berlin Raises Eyebrows
Body of 35-year-old was found last month. Was he a diplomat or a spy?
- Last month, a man's body was discovered on the pavement outside the Russian Embassy in Berlin. Now, more news on who the man was, though details are still murky.
reports that the deceased was a Russian diplomat, and that he'd apparently fallen from an upper floor....
Ever Wanted a KGB-Era Lipstick
Gun? Now's Your Chance
Oct 29, 2020 8:49 AM CDT
Ever Wanted a KGB-Era Lipstick Gun? Now's Your Chance
NYC museum dedicated to Cold War espionage shuts down for good
- What's been billed as the world's largest collection of KGB memorabilia has been on display in Manhattan for nearly two years, the labor of love of a Lithuanian collector who wanted to share with the world these 3,500 or so remnants of the Cold War. Now, per...
Report: Russian Spies
Posed as Plumbers in Davos
Jan 21, 2020 12:52 PM CST
Report: Russian Spies Posed as Plumbers in Davos
Though Russia raises some questions about the report
- It sounds like the plot of a movie: Police in Davos, Switzerland, believe Russian spies attempted to infiltrate this week's World Economic Forum by posing as plumbers, according to a local report and the
. Suspicion first arose when police questioned two Russian men back in August, after...
Mom, Dad Were
and He Just
in case you missed it
Dec 28, 2019 12:00 PM CST
Mom, Dad Were Russian Spies, and He Just Won Citizenship
Alexander Vavilov can live in Canada. His parents' story inspired 'The Americans'
- Alexander Vavilov was born in Toronto 25 years ago. Under normal circumstances, that would automatically give him Canadian citizenship. His particular circumstances, however, were anything but normal. Vavilov's parents were secret Russian spies who were eventually unmasked—a case that inspired the hit TV series
. Vavilov has...
'He Handed Them the
Formula for the A-Bomb'
Nov 24, 2019 3:40 PM CST
'He Handed Them the Formula for the A-Bomb'
Oscar Seborer was part of a family of spies
- Three Soviet spies were at Los Alamos during World War II, stealing atomic secrets—that we know. Now the CIA journal
Studies in Intelligence
reports on Oscar Seborer, a fourth, previously unknown figure who may have "handed" Soviets the A-bomb formula before defecting to the USSR. Born in New...
Butina's Next Stop: Russia
Oct 25, 2019 2:53 PM CDT
Butina's Next Stop: Russia
Russian operative will be deported after being freed from prison
- Maria Butina, the Russian who pleaded guilty to conspiring to act as a clandestine foreign agent by making connections with the Trump administration, NRA, and other conservative heavy-hitters, has been freed from federal prison. She was turned over to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation Friday, NPR reports. Butina...
to Infiltrate NRA
Dec 13, 2018 1:14 PM CST
Maria Butina Admits Plot to Infiltrate NRA
Pleads guilty to single conspiracy charge
- A Russian woman accused of being a secret agent admitted Thursday that she conspired to infiltrate the American gun-rights movement to gather intelligence on conservative political groups as Donald Trump rose to power. Maria Butina, 30, agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy charge as part of a deal with...
Jul 22, 2018 8:09 AM CDT
Russia: OK, Release Our Accused Spy
Moscow calls charges against Maria Butina 'fabricated,' asks Pompeo to release her
- The week of Russia whiplash continues , with Moscow now demanding the release of a Russian woman accused of being a covert spy , reports the
New York Times .
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov made the request Saturday during a phone call to counterpart Mike Pompeo in which he "stressed that the...
Prosecutors: Maria Butina
Tried to Trade Sex for Access
Jul 18, 2018 1:43 PM CDT
Prosecutors: Maria Butina Tried to Trade Sex for Access
Feds lay out more allegations against accused Russian spy
- The US government on Wednesday continued to flesh out its case against the 29-year-old Siberian woman accused of spying for Russia , and its most recently revealed allegations include offers of sex and contacts with the spy agency that succeeded the KGB. Prosecutors laid out the allegations in documents filed Wednesday...
Canadian Government Takes
Son of Russian Spies to Court
May 28, 2018 9:32 AM CDT
Canadian Government Takes Son of Russian Spies to Court
Alex Vavilov was born in Toronto and wants to live there
- Recent university graduate Alex Vavilov was born in Toronto, which would typically qualify him for Canadian citizenship except for one thing: His parents were part of a notorious Russian spy ring in North America, the AP reports. That is the conflict at the heart of a high-profile citizenship battle as...
Expelled Russia Diplomats
May Have Tracked Defectors
Apr 26, 2018 8:02 AM CDT
Expelled Russia Diplomats May Have Tracked Defectors
Including one given a new identity under a CIA program, CNN reports
- Some of the 60 Russian diplomats recently expelled from the US were suspected of spying on Russian defectors, including at least one person who was given a new identity under a CIA program, CNN reports, citing officials briefed on the matter. The diplomats were expelled in response to the nerve...
A New Development in Ex-Spy
Poisoning: 3 Dead Pets
Apr 6, 2018 10:27 AM CDT
A New Development in Ex-Spy Poisoning: 3 Dead Pets
Cat, 2 guinea pigs found on Sergei Skripal's property, though Skripal himself is improving
- First good news on Yulia Skripal ; now an optimistic outlook for her dad. Doctors at the UK hospital where Sergei Skripal has been convalescing since his March 4 poisoning report the 66-year-old ex-Russian spy is "responding well to treatment, improving rapidly, and is no longer in a critical condition,...
Poisoned Russian Daughter
Issues First Statement
Apr 5, 2018 10:00 AM CDT
Poisoned Russian Daughter Issues First Statement
'My strength is growing daily,' says Yulia Skripal
- Good news on the fate of Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned along with her father in Britain: The 33-year-old issued a statement saying her health is improving. "I woke up over a week ago now and am glad to say my strength is growing daily," she says in...
Niece: Skripal, Daughter
Probably Won't Live
Mar 28, 2018 6:03 AM CDT
Niece: Skripal, Daughter Probably Won't Live
Viktoria Skripal says she has just '1% of hope,' though she's hoping for 'miracle'
- Theresa May predicted that ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia may never fully recover after being poisoned with a nerve agent March 4 in Salisbury, England. Now a family member tells the BBC , via the
, that the outlook for the pair "really isn't good" and that...
Report: Guccifer a Russian Spy
Who Forgot to Use His VPN
Mar 23, 2018 11:43 AM CDT
Report: Guccifer a Russian Spy Who Forgot to Use His VPN
Daily Beast has the scoop on supposed 'lone' hacker who might be Russian intelligence
- It's hard to beat a Russian spy at his or her own game, but sometimes all it takes is forgetting to use one's anonymity shroud online. That's per Mashable , which offers a condensed breakdown of the Daily Beast 's deeper dive into a startling claim about...
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