Actually often spies are useful idiots... for instance the MiG-25P was a serious upgrade that only got into service because Belenko compromised the older model.
The upgrades to the MiG-31 were also largely because secret information was passed on to the west that might not otherwise have been funded.
When I first read about this leak my initial thoughts was that it might be a release of test information that might have been intentional because there was a lot of skepticism regarding these new weapons and a bit of spy information on successful tests might have firmed up thoughts that this is all real and not just smoke and mirrors.
Russia’s SVR declassifies documents on cooperation of Russia-UK special services
Naryshkin handed a package of documents and photos to TV host Sergei Brilev
MOSCOW, October 6. /TASS/. Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) has declassified documents on interaction of Soviet and British special services during World War Two, SVR Head Sergey Naryshkin said in a televised interview with Rossiya-1 channel on Saturday.
Naryshkin handed a package of documents and photos to TV host Sergei Brilev.
"It is a joint operation with the Britons, called "Pickaxe", conducted during the Second World War. We have made public a number of archive documents about participants in that operation, about illegal agents of the Soviet intelligence agency, who represented different countries, were of different ethnic backgrounds, but who were united with a common idea of battling Nazism," he said.
Asked by Brilev if Russia could overcome the current crisis in the Russian-British relations, Naryshkin said: "Of course, we will. Any war always ends in peace.".
Unfortunately there needs to be the will on both sides for it to happen... and right now the general wind direction is you can get easy cheap points being anti Russian... it does not even need to make sense because it confirms what the western public is told from other sources...
Imagine Boris as next British Prime Minister... in charge of nuclear weapons...
Something really strange and bad ,happens to Austria . the major ally in EUrope ,Russia had , is now accusing Russia of spying on Austria for 20 years.. and instead of consulting things through Diplomatic channels , made it public in the media.. and is now speaking of major meeting with EU , to find the next step to follow ,how to deal with Russia after this "unpleasant surprise".
Putin "the Wise" told that sports promote good relations , i don't see any good relations between Europe and Russia , if even the closest allies of Russia ,is using the media to demonize Putin and Russia.. Russia spent near $ 65,000,000,000 billion dollars ,hosting pointless olympics, in trying to promote good relations with Europe , to advertise the image of Russia ,and all that money was a total waste .. it did nothing . zero . to promote any good relations.. americans actually found a way to use the vents to discredit Russia of cheating in the results and Russia got humiliated with the banning of many players.. Putin strategy to counter the west.. was all about modernizing the military and nothing else. For sure US and UK pressured Austria to invent the story they told. blackmail. perhaps with sanctions on Austria if not cooperate with them..
This is Russia biggest problem.. the #1 problem .. is not ISIS ,is not terrorism.. or the 5th column..in no the central bank or Traitors. and is neither NATO. the major problem is Putin/Russia lack of influence and leadership in the world. something Russia could have done ,had it created its own System ,and not allowed US to lead the world ,in most important areas of development. In things nobody could do before.. and makes nations to stand above all others.
and things like this will happen over and over and over.. Russia accused of Criminal behavior or hacking or cheating or receiving sanctions left ,center and right .. and Russian bases attacked.. and Russian military planes will continue to fall because the west and its allies does not respect Russia. So the question is how can Russia earn respect back.. the answer is ,it will not be begging or crying.or praising or being polite ,.or promoting sports , as Putin have done. Putin's Russia will only earn Respect ,when start to offer a real alternative to the American system and their leading business. and take the lead in space.
Hahahaha... like the EU does not spy on Russia... the Skripals are proof enough that they do... and it is just juvenile to state that Russia spying on the EU is not acceptable.... the Fucking US spies on the EU... why wouldn't Russia do it?
So the U.S economic sanctions on Japan.. by unintentional reasons , ended helping Russia , after the japanese divert their attention to Americans.. after originally they intended to invade the far east of Russia.
Something that allowed soviets send major reinforcements from the east to the western front. and tipped the tide of the war.
Their defeat at the hands of Zhukov in Mongolia is what made them turn away from Siberia and look south for oil and materials... they thought the Soviets would be easier to defeat than the colonial powers of France and the UK and the US.
After a bit the Germans asked the Japanese to open a second front in the far east to relieve pressure on their forces in the eastern front, but after finding out about the Rippentrop Molotov pact the Japanese decided not to trust the Germans... that is what prevented the second front...
The failure of the project "Ivy" One of the most secret CIA intelligence projects of the early 1970s was the use of submarines to penetrate Soviet territorial waters, almost invading the layout of our naval bases.
Cocoon" for underwater espionage The CIA considered the top secret project “Ivy” (“IVY BELLS”) to be the culmination of its intelligence explorations of the 1970s — picking up information from our underwater cable lines. The Americans proceeded from the fact that we, believing in the invulnerability of submarine cables, will either use simple ciphers or negotiate in clear text. To intercept the talks they used submarines. The downside was that they were forced for a long time to stand still above the cable. This, of course, threatened to decipher the operation. It was necessary to replace the submarines with a stationary device capable of working in autonomous mode and “merging” the accumulated information coming into the “turnout” submarine. As a result, such a device on the instructions of the CIA was created by NSA experts.
The device, called the "Cocoon", embodied the latest achievements of radio-electronic technologies and was able to "remove" information from the cable without opening its outer shells.
"Cocoon" was a cigar-shaped container, in the tail part of which there was a miniature nuclear reactor, which served as a power source for the onboard radio-electronic system.
First naval officer nominated to head Russia’s GRU The GRU’s previous chief, Igor Korobov, died on November 21
MOSCOW, November 22. /TASS/. First Deputy Head of the Russian General Staff’s Main Intelligence Department (GRU) Vice-Admiral Igor Kostyukov has been appointed as the GRU’s acting head and he is also the most probable candidate for this post, a source in the Defense Ministry told TASS on Thursday.
The GRU’s previous chief, Igor Korobov, died on November 21, 2018 at the age of 62 after a long and grave illness.
"First Deputy Head of the Russian General Staff’s Main Intelligence Department Igor Kostyukov has been appointed as the Department’s acting head," the source said.
Kostyukov is also the main candidate for the post of GRU boss, the source said. ‘If he is appointed, he will be the first naval officer in the GRU’s history to take the helm of military intelligence."
TASS has no official confirmation on this information yet.
According to open sources, Kostyukov was born on February 21, 1961. He first earned a degree at a naval educational institution and then graduated from the Military Diplomatic Academy, after which he came to serve in the Main Intelligence Department.
As one of the heads of Russian military intelligence, he directly took part in exercising control over the military operation in Syria. The vice-admiral was awarded the title of Hero of Russia for his courage and heroism displayed when performing his military duties. In late December 2016, he was placed on Washington’s sanctions list for alleged actions to ‘undermine democracy’ in the United States and in September 2018, he was again blacklisted by the US for allegedly interfering in the 2016 US presidential elections.
George1 wrote:Head of Russian military intelligence GRU Igor Korobov dies — source
Isn't is strange how just days after , the Russian general of intelligence dies and American top General of the 5th fleet dies in Bahrain base of "suicide" after having such big future and a family ??
Will not be surprised there if there is a small undercover war , between US and Russia and they killing each other their generals.. and after Russia made Public in sputnik , the drones that attacked Russian base ,were Americans drones.. that US was behind the attack.. in that same week , US army lose an hellicopter near the border of Syria with 7 marines inside..
and on a different subject.. just days after MACRON announce an European Army to counter US.. A major ryellow evolution well organized shows in France.. for fuel prices.. even though in other parts of Europe the prices is worse but no protest there..
Even the Russian media is exposing it.. the yellow protest in france are pay back to Macron for his European only army proposition.. Hopefully Putin will not sit on his hands as he always does , ,not wait for france to be overthrow their government and help France to counter this US financed revolution..
Vann7 wrote:............ Even the Russian media is exposing it.. the yellow protest in france are pay back to Macron for his European only army proposition.. Hopefully Putin will not sit on his hands as he always does , ,not wait for france to be overthrow their government and help France to counter this US financed revolution....
Why the hell should anyone in Russia give a crap about what French owners are doing with their property?
This mess works to Russia's advantage so they should just bake and hand out some cookies and enjoy the show.
Actually, this is good for Russia. If those protest in France prolonged and they will and if protesters blocked all gas stationsand disabled communications, than french economy will go bankrupt. With the fall of France whole EU will fall and go bankruot and after that US will go bankruot as well as US economy is very dependent on EU market. When EU and US go bankrupt, their military might will also fall down and this disaster will be far harder that the fall of Russian army in the nineties after the break up of Soviet Union.
The main opposition to Micron was Le Pen, so why lift a finger to help the little man?
He was happy to blame Russia for all the bad things in the world... screw him.... he is pretty much a US stooge anyway.
His statement that the EU army was to defend against Russia and China and (even) the US... is like saying it is to defend against main enemy number one, main enemy number two, or anyone for that matter even those that might seem to be friends now because things can change.
He has every reason to say it that way... look at how Trump turned on his so called EU allies when they didn't fall into line over Iran...
The US is an ally of convenience... and there is no secret that it is only Americas convenience that is satisfied...
Ten intelligence agencies ramp up efforts aimed at Russian military, says FSB
Military counterintelligence officers unmasked dozens of intelligence agents among them from the US, the UK, Germany and Spain
MOSCOW, December 18. /TASS/. Intelligence agencies from at least ten countries have been showing high interest in Russia’s Armed Forces, Head of the Military Counterintelligence Department at the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Colonel General Nikolai Yuryev said in an interview with TASS ahead of the military counterintelligence agency’s centennial anniversary.
"Russia’s Armed Forces still are a matter of interest for foreign intelligence agencies," he noted. "This is proven by the fact that military counterintelligence officers exposed dozens of intelligence agents from the US, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Georgia and Poland [in the past five years - TASS]," Yuryev added.
The general stressed that the FSB Military Counterintelligence Department and army security agencies were particularly tasked with preventing foreign intelligence agencies from reaching out to the Russian Armed Forces, collecting intelligence concerning security threats, preventing terrorist and subversive activities against the army, as well as with protecting state secrets, countering organized crime, corruption, arms and drug trafficking in the army.
Russia’s military counterintelligence agency will mark its centennial anniversary on December 19.
FSB's Military CI Department under Gen-Col Nikolay Yuryev celebrates 100th anniversary on Dec. 19. It existed under the Tsar but the Bolsheviks created a "unified system" of CI when the "special sections" of the VChK were created in the army and navy.