Bulgaria Opens Investigation as Former MP Accused of Spying for Moscow Receives Award From Putin

An investigation is underway in Sofia into how a former Bulgarian MP accused of spying for Russia was able to travel to Moscow to receive an award from the Kremlin despite being under orders not to leave the country. Nikolai Malinov, a former parliamentarian from the Socialist Party, who also heads two pro-Russian non-governmental organisations … More Bulgaria Opens Investigation as Former MP Accused of Spying for Moscow Receives Award From Putin

Russian National Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Act as an Agent of the Russian Federation Within the United States

WASHINGTON, USA – Mariia Butina, a Russian national, was sentenced to 18 months in prison after earlier pleading guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government. The announcement was made by Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia … More Russian National Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Act as an Agent of the Russian Federation Within the United States

Moscow Court Sentences Norwegian Citizen To 14 Years In Jail For Spying Against Russia

MOSCOW, April 16. /TASS/. The Moscow City Court found Norwegian citizen Frode Berg guilty of spying against Russia, sentencing him to 14 years in a maximum-security prison, a TASS correspondent reported from the courtroom on Tuesday. “The court finds defendant Frode Berg guilty of committing a crime under Article 276 of the Russian Criminal Court … More Moscow Court Sentences Norwegian Citizen To 14 Years In Jail For Spying Against Russia

Putin Says Russia Cut Short Activities of 594 Spies

President of Russia, Vladimir Putin took part in the annual expanded Federal Security Service (FSB) Board meeting earlier this week. The meeting was held to discuss the Service’s performance in 2018 and priorities for 2019. Addressing the attendees, he started by praising the FSB personnel for fulfilling their tasks in the fields of counter terrorism, including the safety at the … More Putin Says Russia Cut Short Activities of 594 Spies

Swiss Call in Russian Envoy to Protest Over Spying

Switzerland has triggered a diplomatic row with Moscow by summoning the Russian ambassador and demanding an immediate stop to espionage activity in its territory after Russian spies targeted a Swiss laboratory. According to the Financial Times, Sergei Garmonin, Moscow’s ambassador in Bern, was called to the Swiss foreign ministry in protest after Russian spies reportedly … More Swiss Call in Russian Envoy to Protest Over Spying

Grand Jury Indicts 12 Russian Intelligence Officers for Hacking Offences Related to the US 2016 Election

The Department of Justice today announced that a grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment presented by the Special Counsel’s Office. The indictment charges twelve Russian nationals for committing federal crimes that were intended to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. All twelve defendants are members of the GRU, a Russian … More Grand Jury Indicts 12 Russian Intelligence Officers for Hacking Offences Related to the US 2016 Election

UK Foreign Secretary Calls for a United Response on Salisbury Incident

UK Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson has spoken to some of the world’s top diplomats following the use of a military grade nerve agent, of a type developed by Russia, in Salisbury. While awaiting an explanation from Russia of how a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia came to be used in the UK, … More UK Foreign Secretary Calls for a United Response on Salisbury Incident

US Embassy in Moscow to be Guarded by Firm Founded by KGB Spy

The BBC have reported that a Private firm has been employed by The US State Department to provide security for its Moscow embassy and diplomatic missions in Russia.  The firm, Elite Security Holdings is a private firm set up by the ex-KGB General Viktor Budanov. A notice on the US State Department website shows the contract … More US Embassy in Moscow to be Guarded by Firm Founded by KGB Spy