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    Austin

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Austin on Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:49 am

    Head of FSB: Turkey helped Russia prevent terrorist attack
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    Russian special services prevented two terrorist attacks on New Year holidays thanks to information received from the US and Turkey. This was stated by the director of the Russian Federal Security Service, Alexander Bortnikov, during the Moscow conference on international security.
    He noted that last year the US timely warned Russia that a terrorist attack was being prepared in St. Petersburg during the New Year holidays.

    "At the same time, another attack was prevented thanks to information received from Turkish partners," Bortnikov said.

    In December, Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked American leader Donald Trump for information from the CIA, which helped to neutralize the terrorists who were preparing explosions in St. Petersburg.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Svyatoslavich on Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:04 am

    Austin wrote:The head of the SVR called the case of the Violins a grotesque provocation by the special services of Britain and the USA
    Gotta love automatic translators. Took me a while to understand to what Violins it was referring to...
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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  kvs on Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:33 am

    Svyatoslavich wrote:
    Austin wrote:The head of the SVR called the case of the Violins a grotesque provocation by the special services of Britain and the USA
    Gotta love automatic translators. Took me a while to understand to what Violins it was referring to...

    It is not a valid translation. Skripal means "someone who 'skripped'". A violin is a "skripka" so an instrument which is
    "skripped". But violin playing is not the unique meaning of "skripping". It can mean scratching as well.
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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  GarryB on Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:56 am

    Good reason to use Yandex...

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Austin on Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:02 pm

    She is UN diplomat for US !

    Russia will never be our friend, we’ll slap them when needed’ – US envoy to UN
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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  GarryB on Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:31 am

    It is the US ambassador... you can't be right in the head and still do that job... most Americans probably think that way, or at least don't care enough to tell her to act or think any different.

    What I want to know is why Russia continues to suck up to these children.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Austin on Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:58 pm

    Looks like US is applying pressure on Russia on all fronts and Trump sounds more worse than Obama with John Bolton and Mike Pompey both Russian haters in this team.

    For eg US Openly states they want to break Russia relations with India

    http://www.business-standard.com/article/economy-policy/us-pacific-command-chief-seeks-to-break-down-russia-s-influence-in-india-118041800963_1.html


    Patrushev called for seeking areas of cooperation with foreign states

    https://ria.ru/defense_safety/20180420/1519097259.html


    I am not sure if Patrushev as NSA has been any good to Russia all he does is blabbers , Not seen any effective policy from him on Sanction or improving relations with other states

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Austin on Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:41 pm

    Inside the Competitive, Corrupt World of Russian Intelligence

    https://www.thecipherbrief.com/inside-competitive-corrupt-world-russian-intelligence
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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  ZoA on Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:34 pm

    I did not read entire article but I thought it is quite funny that every single quote in the article was from some former CIA functionary. Conspicuous absence of any NSA, DIA, FBI, ONI or any other US intelligence service clearly indicates what agency paid for that article Laughing
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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Hole on Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:45 pm

    Yeah, Russia is so corrupt (sais the western politican and puts the bag of money in his pocket)

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Austin on Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:54 pm

    ZoA wrote:I did not read entire article but I thought it is quite funny that every single quote in the article was from some former CIA functionary. Conspicuous absence of any NSA, DIA, FBI, ONI or any other US intelligence service clearly indicates what agency paid for that article Laughing

    That is why I posted it , It was was sarcastic post ....its not a paid article more like Propoganda against Russian Intel by CIA state sponsored stuff

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Austin on Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:48 pm

    Head Of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service Naryshkin: NATO And The EU Are Obsolete Organizations

    https://www.memri.org/reports/head-russias-foreign-intelligence-service-naryshkin-nato-and-eu-are-obsolete-organizations
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    Russian hypersonic weapon files leaked to West, intel agents seek mole – report

    Post  Visc on Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:40 pm

    Russian hypersonic weapon files leaked to West, intel agents seek mole – report

    Dozens of employees in the Russian missile industry came under intense scrutiny after the FSB reportedly conducted an all-out search for a mole who leaked top secret files on the newest hypersonic weapons to Western intelligence.

    The FSB, Russia’s domestic intelligence agency, believes classified information on top-notch hypersonic projectiles was leaked out of two major research and development centers based in and outside of Moscow. Citing its own intelligence sources, Kommersant newspaper broke the news that an employee with top secret clearance allegedly leaked the data.

    Early Friday morning, FSB operatives searched the quarters of TSNIIMASH (the Central Research Institute of Machine Building) and the United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC), both part of Russian Space Agency Roscosmos, which was involved in the development of hypersonic projects.

    The newspaper reported that all of this comes as part of a recent investigation into the leaking of secret files to foreign intelligence services.

    The FSB specifically targeted the head of the URSC’s research facility, Dmitry Paison, and conducted a separate search in his office.

    A source familiar with the FSB investigation told Kommersant that “it was established that the leak came from TSNIIMASH employees who were in touch with Paison.” He described the inquiry as “unprecedented,” saying one should not expect the agency to be soft on the perpetrator.

    “Many heads will roll, it won’t be limited to people being dismissed,” the source said. Later in the day, a Roscosmos spokesman confirmed that FSB searches took place. He added that Dmitry Rogozin, the head of the corporation, directed “our security division to offer maximum support to the investigation.”

    Russian hypersonic weapons first came to light after President Vladimir Putin unveiled the futuristic systems during a speech in March. The missiles, some of which are already in service, are said to give Russia an unrivaled deterrent in the future. One was the hypersonic air-launched Kinzhal (dagger) missile, which is able to travel 10 times faster than the speed of sound.

    Another is the Avangard (vanguard) hypersonic glider, which is still being tested by the military, while the infrastructure – presumably underground silos – is being tweaked to accommodate the device.
    The Russian Defense Ministry released footage of both the Kinzhal and the Avangard. While the latter has only recently entered production, the Kinzhal has been launched numerous times by an air force squadron that has flown over 350 missions involving the missile.

    Reports on Russian hypersonic weapons began appearing in the Western media earlier this year. In May, CNBC quoted a source aware of US intelligence reports that claimed the Russian military successfully tested hypersonic weapons twice in 2016. The news piece claimed the third known test of the weapon was carried out in October 2017, but allegedly failed when the device crashed seconds before hitting its target.

    In July, CNBC rolled out a similar story, citing an intelligence source again and saying “a Russian missile the US is currently unable to defend against will likely be ready for combat as early as 2020.”

    https://www.rt.com/news/433803-russia-hypersonic-missiles-leak/
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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  miketheterrible on Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:30 pm

    Kommersant is the source?

    I would wait till non yellow journalism reports it and not citing kommersant.
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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Visc on Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:44 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:Kommersant is the source?

    I would wait till non yellow journalism reports it and not citing kommersant.

    I tend to agree but it is interesting that RT picked up on it. Hoping for the best.
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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:34 pm


    Something definitely happened

    Hopefully this was result of process of supervising staff so they caught it in time and nothing big left the house

    It would definitely be idiotic to not keep staff working on something like this under close supervision and surveillance

    But given how clumsy the whole thing is unfolding it's just as possible that they simply let them communicate with whomever they wanted without anyone keeping tabs on them
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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Big_Gazza on Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:47 am

    I wonder what they will do if they find they have another Adolph Tolkachev in the house? Russia doesn't do capital punishment anymore, but life imprisonment and a diet of cockroaches doesn't seem adequate....
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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:17 am

    Big_Gazza wrote:I wonder what they will do if they find they have another Adolph Tolkachev in the house? Russia doesn't do capital punishment anymore, but life imprisonment and a diet of cockroaches doesn't seem adequate....

    Trivialities

    What matters is that they find him/them, it's paramount

    As for what comes later don't worry about it and Google "Black Dolphin" (way worse than death and inferior only to Japanese prison)
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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  miketheterrible on Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:22 am

    RT isn't necessarily bastion of honesty all the time either.

    I doubt anything huge got leaked.  After what happened in the past, majority of these are broken down between groups so that not 1 person excluding manager has access to all data.  It would be rather easy to boil down who leaked what.  The rest would be rather unimportant because it is little details that would have been leaked.

    Sucks that it happened if true, but these days, they have precautions in place.  We do here for sure and I know for fact.

    What they will do is put everyone under heavy watch and limit their movement until investigation is over. I imagine someone is going to lose their job, even if they are technically innocent too (that would be upper manager), which is a common practice. But since they are still going head with the development and procurement of the Avangard, guarantee the leak was very minimal. But still unfortunate. The act is being treated as treason, which comes as a very harsh punishment in Russia.

    https://vpk.name/news/221976_utechka_dannyih_o_rossiiskom_giperzvukovom_oruzhii_glavnoe.html
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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Hole on Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:10 am

    Or its just a trick to let the other side think the data they got is real.
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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  miketheterrible on Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:17 am

    Hole wrote:Or its just a trick to let the other side think the data they got is real.

    Maybe,, maybe not.

    What are the contents that are leaked?
    How much was leaked?
    Which system exactly?

    How I see it is that if it was very sensitive, they would halt production of any kind of such hypersonic system, make adjustments (subtle or not), enough to make the leak pointless - See MiG-31's defector and how they made adjustments to the radar that made the information gained pointless.

    Since they are going ahead with production, means what was leaked isn't detrimental. But the leak is a problem and someone will end up getting arrested for it.
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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  miketheterrible on Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:24 am

    http://tass.com/science/1014427

    Someone was arrested and they suspect 9 more.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Austin on Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:31 pm

    A Spy who is caught is better than a spy who is not caught , So good job FSB of catching these spies and hopefully they can plug this leak for good and fix what got leaked.

    I remember reading 2 Professor associated with Bulava program was caught spying for CHinese and they were subsequently imprisoned

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Austin on Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:14 pm

    Russia DIDN'T hack German election' - new report DISPELS reports of Putin meddling

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/993893/Russia-German-election-Merkel
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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Hole on Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:37 pm

    Still the report claims that most russians are evil hackers. Coming to you from the same department that stood by and watched as a few nazis killed ten people (maybe even more) in Germany.

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