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Ex-spy shot to death in Moscow

Shabtai von KalmanovicThe former Jewish spy Shabtai von Kalmanovic was killed in his car yesterday in Moscow not far from Russian Prime Minister Putin’s office. A triple citizen of Israel, Russia and Lithuania, Kalmanovic spied for...

Famous female Russian spy dies at 9...

KGBWhen it comes to infamous spy couples, most of us think Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, but even though Mikhail and Elizaveta Mukasei had somewhat less eventful deaths, they were easily one of the world’s most notorious...

In Russia, soaring surveillance fig...

Watching you...In an unprecedented show of transparency – ironically, about something that is carried out in secret – Russia’s Supreme Court has revealed to the public the shocking extent to which the Federal Security Service (FSB) spies on...

Son of notorious CIA double agent p...

Nathaniel NicholsonEarlier this year, it was discovered that the son of the highest-ranking CIA operative ever to be convicted of spying for the other side, was helping his imprisoned father to continue collaborating with the Russians. The father – Harold Nicholson – was...

Prague expels spies; Russia retalia...

Czech Republic v. Russia?Russia’s tit-for-tat policy continues with its expulsion of two Czech diplomats yesterday in direct retaliation to Prague’s removal of two Russian diplomats believed by the Czech Republic to be spying. Spying on...

25 yrs after death, British double ...

Anthony BluntA quarter century after his death, Anthony Blunt – a British spy secretly working for the Russians – reveals some of the details of his clandestine life in a 30,000-word manuscript, which he penned after his very public exposure as a...

Goldman code spy out on bail

goldmansachslogoSergey Aleynikov – a Russian computer programmer who started working at Goldman Sachs in May 2007 and was recently accused of stealing code from the company – was released on $750,000 bail. In addition to...

New spy drama: The Spy and the Spar...

David Rasche in the Spy and the SparrowHere’s something of note – an espionage thriller that doesn’t have the stamp of Hollywood all over it. The Spy and the Sparrow, part spy movie part intense family drama, premiered recently at the Seattle International Film Festival, which makes sense...

Russians spy on German industry

Russian spies target German industryThe top dog in Germany’s domestic counter-espionage department reported this past weekend that Russian spies continue to target the German energy sector to steal secrets that will...

Europe: More expulsions follow spy ...

Isabelle FrancoisIn what is seemingly a retaliatory move, the Russian Foreign Ministry has asked NATO’s top representatives in Moscow to leave Russia. Just recently, two Russian diplomats...

Ex-NATO Rep Admits to Spying on Geo...

Russia Invades Georgia, August 2008Vakhtang Maysa, who used to be Georgia’s representative to NATO, was arrested by the Georgian Internal Ministry and has allegedly confessed to spying on...

Russian diplomats kicked out of NAT...

Dmitry RogozinTwo Brussels-based Russian diplomats, suspected of being undercover intelligence operatives, have been...

Russia Accuses U.S. Base of Spying

This Friday, April 3, the United States was accused by the Russian state television channel Rossiya of using its only air base in Central Asia as a cover for a big espionage operation whose focus is China and Russia. The accusation came with the teaser of a documentary about U.S. intelligence ops at Manas base in …

Angelina Jolie to Play CIA Agent / ...

Can’t get enough of those CIA agent spy dramas? Well, you’ve already got something to look forward to in 2010, when Columbia Pictures’ espionage thriller Salt is due to hit the big screen. There’s already been a lot of chatter about this movie, and it hasn’t even started shooting. Filming’s due to begin on Long Island, …

20 foreign agencies spying on Brita...

According to a UK government security document dated January 19, Great Britain is currently under the surveillance of spies from 20 foreign intelligence agencies. The report singles out Russia and China as having the most active espionage operations in the country, but NATO allies like France and Germany are also listed among those trying to get …