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When ailing Russian President Boris Yeltsin named his little-known prime minister, Vladimir Putin, as his "heir" to the Kremlin in 1999, few understood much — if anything — about the motivations and ambitions of the former KGB officer.
Ever since Alexander Litvinenko's death on Nov. 23, 2006, British authorities have wrestled with how to deal with the case without creating an international incident with the Kremlin.
Russia has erected a "ring of steel" and the U.S. military is planning for evacuations, but the fact remains that Sochi, the site of next month's Winter Olympics, is within striking distance of Dagestan and Chechnya — volatile regions that form a caldron for Islamic militants.
A feeling of sad finality gripped me as I read the last of the 739 pages of Tom Clancy’s 18th and final thriller. Once again, the acrid scent of cordite wafted through my imagination during the climactic gunbattle as Clancy’s characters from the world of intelligence achieved yet another victory over the forces of evil.
Everybody does it, but nobody does it like Barack Obama
In the summer of 1992, CIA counterintelligence analyst Sandra "Sandy" Grimes burst into the office of her boss, Paul Redmond, and exclaimed, "It doesn't take a rocket scientist to tell what is going on here ... Rick [Ames] is a Russian spy!"
Polonium first hit the headlines when it was used to kill KGB agent-turned-Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006.
The parallels between Soviet-era repression and Vladimir Putin's authoritarian rule are at the heart of "Lest We Forget: Masters of Soviet Dissent," a new exhibition of paintings and drawings by Leonhard Lapin and the late Alexander Zhdanov at Charles Krause/Reporting Fine Art gallery in Washington.
To readers of Ian Fleming's wildly popular James Bond spy thrillers, SMERSH was an omnipotent - and murderous - arm of Soviet intelligence, part of the network later known as the KGB. Fleming introduced SMERSH in his inaugural work, "Casino Royale," published in 1953, and over the years credited the organization with such exploits as the murder of Leon Trotsky in Mexico in 1940.