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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Russian Patriot on Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:20 pm




    and also
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    German police arrest couple suspected of spying for Russia

    The German Federal Police have arrested a married couple on suspicion of spying for Russia's foreign intelligence service for over two decades, according to reports in the German media.

    ­The Federal Prosecutor’s Office says the two were arrested on Tuesday by the GSG-9 special operations team, an elite division of the German police.

    The pair were arrested separately, with one being picked up in the city of Baligen in Baden-Wuerttemberg state in the south-west of the country, while the other was detained in Marburg in the state of Hesse, which is to the west of central Germany.

    Police reportedly walked in on the woman while she was listening to encoded radio transmissions.

    The German news weekly, Der Spiegel, said that according to the authorities the man and the woman – referred to only as Andreas A. and Heidrun A. – had been working in Germany as Russian spies since the days when the KGB, the Soviet Union's spy agency, was operating in the country during the Cold War.

    According to documents the couple both hail from South America, the man from Argentina and the woman from Peru, although both had Austrian passports.

    However, inquiries made by German authorities in South America confirmed that the passport data had been falsified.

    The couple allegedly moved to West Germany in 1988. Apparently, Andreas A. and Heidrun A. have been working all across Europe, with Germany serving as their base. It is thought they could have been playing a linking role between other agents and Moscow, media reports suggest. Also, according to Der Spiegel, Andreas A. speaks with a Russian accent, though he claims he knows only German, English and Spanish. Both have denied all charges.

    It is not known what the alleged spies' target was, Der Spiegel says.

    It is the first time undercover foreign agents have been found in Germany since the county was reunified in 1990, Der Spiegel stresses.

    Police began investigating the couple after a Russian spy ring was uncovered in the United States last year.

    http://rt.com/news/german-police-russian-spies-505/

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    Yuri Bezmenov deserted KGB officer

    Post  Viktor on Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:23 pm

    Very interesting interview with former KGB officer mastered in deception


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    British Litvinenko Case against Russia Disintegrating

    Post  Cyberspec on Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:36 am

    Years of legal rambling and deterioration of relations all apparently based on allegations by Berezovsky and his associates....unbeliavable Smile

    British Litvinenko Case against Russia Disintegrating
    http://us-russia.org/1035-british-litvinenko-case-against-russia-disintegrating.html

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  GarryB on Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:32 am

    To disintegrate it would need to have substance and structure to begin with.

    Personally I think the most likely explanation was that they were trying to smuggle Polonium, which costs hundreds of thousands of dollars per gramme and it all went wrong for them.

    The claim it was used to make sure every one knew who killed him... why deny it?

    The funniest thing I have found in this whole case is that so many in the west are happy to believe Putin personally killed this guy... the same people who claim all the 11/9 conspiracies are just that... conspiracies.


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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Regular on Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:13 pm

    GarryB wrote:To disintegrate it would need to have substance and structure to begin with.

    Personally I think the most likely explanation was that they were trying to smuggle Polonium, which costs hundreds of thousands of dollars per gramme and it all went wrong for them.

    The claim it was used to make sure every one knew who killed him... why deny it?

    The funniest thing I have found in this whole case is that so many in the west are happy to believe Putin personally killed this guy... the same people who claim all the 11/9 conspiracies are just that... conspiracies.

    Again, quality post Sir! And I don't think that someone would use Polonium, it's too easy to detect and trace to. KGB had better methods even in 60ties. Litvinenko was nothing to worry about anyways

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Austin on Tue May 07, 2013 12:01 pm

    Gordievsky: Russia has as many spies in Britain now as the USSR ever did

    Gordievsky, 74, claims a large number of Vladimir Putin's agents are based at the Russian embassy in Kensington Palace Gardens. As well as career officers, the embassy runs a network of "informers", who are not officially employed, Gordievsky said, but regularly pass on useful information. They include a famous oligarch.

    "There are 37 KGB men in London at the moment. Another 14 work for GRU [Russian military intelligence]," Gordievsky told the Guardian. How did he know? "From my contacts," he said enigmatically, hinting at sources inside British intelligence.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  flamming_python on Tue May 07, 2013 1:23 pm

    Austin wrote:Gordievsky: Russia has as many spies in Britain now as the USSR ever did

    Gordievsky, 74, claims a large number of Vladimir Putin's agents are based at the Russian embassy in Kensington Palace Gardens. As well as career officers, the embassy runs a network of "informers", who are not officially employed, Gordievsky said, but regularly pass on useful information. They include a famous oligarch.

    "There are 37 KGB men in London at the moment. Another 14 work for GRU [Russian military intelligence]," Gordievsky told the Guardian. How did he know? "From my contacts," he said enigmatically, hinting at sources inside British intelligence.

    So Gordievsky here claims that there are 37 KGB men in London at the moment despite the fact that the KGB no longer exists and its closest successor (the FSB) has nothing to do with conducting intelligence activities on foreign soil.
    Maybe he means the SVR.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Austin on Tue May 07, 2013 2:39 pm

    Yea he seems all praise to his Paymaster in UK if you read the full report.

    I think after the end of cold war Russian Intelligence Service had many defection and perhaps many western spies in SVR , GRU or FSB remaining still there working for CIA or MI6 , the two organisation that aggresively spies on Russia.

    The spy who betrayed Anna Chapman and 9 others in illlegal program was paid around $55 million , perhaps one of the highest paid spy and was recruited in 99 by CIA almost working for 10 Years undetected and he even fled Russia undetected by FSB ....what a tragedy for Russian Intelligence Service

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illegals_Program#Gennady_Vasilenko

    On May 3, 2011 in Moscow, Alexander Poteyev was indicted on high treason and desertion charges and later put on trial in absentia.[164][165] On 27 June 2011, he was found guilty in absentia on both charges and convicted to 25 years of imprisonment;[166] the judge's verdict said that Poteyev was recruited to the CIA in 1999.[6] His court-appointed advocate said that Poteyev's remuneration from the US government might have reached $55 million.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  gaurav on Tue May 07, 2013 5:51 pm

    Russia is warming upto the west.
    Putin is too clever to enter into a diplomatic standoff with the west.

    But the Russian power structures remain as before.
    SVR and others maintain huge presence in "some" countries in west. The british intelligence wont get a taste of real structure of Russian intelligence in U.K.
    It is beyond their capacity.

    That one off incident of sleeper cells in U.S was unfortunate.But Russia will learning from its mistakes.



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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Austin on Tue May 14, 2013 5:38 pm

    Russia Detains US Diplomat Accused of Undercover CIA Work

    According to an FSB statement, the diplomat, identified as Ryan Christopher Fogle, a third secretary in the political department, was detained the night of May 13 as he attempted to recruit an officer from one of Russia's special services.

    The diplomat was found to be in possession of “special technical devices, written instructions for the Russian citizen being recruited, a large sum of cash and means of changing his appearance,” the statement said.

    Fogle purportedly offered the Russian officer up to $1 million a year for his cooperation, according to a letter he was carrying that was released by the FSB.

    “We are ready to offer you $100,000 and discuss your experience, expertise and cooperation. Payment can be significantly higher if you are prepared to answer specific questions,” the letter says. “Furthermore, we are offering up to $1 million a year for long-term cooperation with additional bonuses for information that can help us.







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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Austin on Tue May 14, 2013 5:46 pm


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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Austin on Wed May 15, 2013 7:12 pm

    FSB Officer Complains of Repeated CIA Infiltration Attempts

    The CIA has long been working hard to infiltrate Russian security and intelligence services, a man identified as a Federal Security Service (FSB) officer told Russia’s Channel 1 TV on Wednesday, the day after the FSB said a CIA agent had been detained in Moscow while trying to recruit a Russian security services agent.

    “Over the past two years we have been observing persistent attempts by the CIA to recruit employees of Russian law enforcement and security agencies,” the man said, with his face concealed and his voice altered to protect his identity, adding that in January a CIA officer had been expelled from Russia.

    “We asked our American colleagues to discontinue such disturbing practices with regard to Russian citizens. However, our requests were ignored.”

    His remarks were broadcast the same day that Russia lodged an official protest with the US ambassador over Ryan Christopher Fogle, an embassy officer who Russia says is an undercover CIA operative.

    In the interview shown on the state-owned Channel 1, the FSB officer said that Russian counterintelligence was aware from the moment Fogle arrived in Moscow in the spring of 2011 that he was a career CIA officer, and had consequently kept tabs on him.

    Fogle’s attempt to recruit a Russian citizen on Monday was not his first espionage mission, and it was not the first time he had used disguise to attempt to evade surveillance, the FSB officer said.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Regular on Tue May 21, 2013 2:02 pm

    Such an amateur. I know Cold war is over, but spying is less organised than ..organised crime. Shame to US.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Cyberspec on Wed May 22, 2013 12:03 pm

    Austin wrote:Russia Detains US Diplomat Accused of Undercover CIA Work

    Definitely a strange case

    Austin wrote:His court-appointed advocate said that Poteyev's remuneration from the US government might have reached $55 million.

    He sure made a lucrative deal. But, he'll be looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life

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    Russian arrested in Lithuania for smuggling night vision devices from USA to Russia

    Post  Regular on Wed May 22, 2013 9:50 pm

    Found this thread posted by other Lithuanian on other forum

    http://ru.delfi.lt/news/live/sekretn...50488&l=fplead

    http://www.vz.ru/news/2013/5/22/633824.html

    http://www.interfax.ru/news.asp?id=308169

    Google translation:

    Russian, who is wanted by the United States, was detained in Lithuania

    Vilnius. May 22. INTERFAX.RU - In Vilnius Airport police arrested the wanted list in the State of Delaware (USA) Russian citizen Dmitry Ustinov said portal Delfi.

    According to the portal, the man arrived in the capital of Lithuania, to discuss the acquisition of banned in the United States of night vision devices. There is a version that the detainee has exported to Russia means at the list of U.S. defense materials.

    46-year-old citizen of Russia is now in jail Lukishki Vilnius. In accordance with the pre-trial investigation, Ustinov is remanded in custody for two months.

    Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office is waiting for the U.S. extradition request. The U.S. Justice Department said earlier that Ustinov can try to escape through Lithuania to Russia.

    Russian citizen suspected of smuggling and illicit export of devices in the list of U.S. defense materials. Ustinov charges were filed in the U.S. on March 25.

    In the U.S., the detainee faces at least 20 years in prison.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  GarryB on Thu May 23, 2013 12:51 am

    Not really a big deal... clearly just a guy trying to offset the cost of his travelling by bringing back some goodies to sell.

    Here in New Zealand there is a ridiculous mark up on pretty much everything... it is not because of shipping costs, but because we are a small market. That means things are rather more expensive here than they should be so if you know someone who is going overseas you slip them a few bucks to bring you back some stuff... depending on where they are going. For instance it can be cheaper to go to Japan and find a decent near new car and put it in a shipping crate and send it to New Zealand than to buy a similar vehicle at a car yard.

    The difference here is that the Americans believe no body else can make night vision equipment as good as they can and think its use needs to be restricted. The Russian government also restricts the ownership and sale of the more advanced models like 3rd and 4th gen image intensification scopes.

    40 years ago this guys bag would probably have cigarettes and jeans and baseball caps.


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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Regular on Thu May 23, 2013 12:13 pm

    funny thing it was gen 3 scopes. Why they exported those scopes is unclear. Why are they special? Russian manufacturers already must know stuff about US scopes as You can buy them in US and dismantle there. What is more interesting would be to know equipment and techniques used to make them than finished product. Gen IV scopes

    As you have mentioned, It could be that he bought scopes(maybe even used ones) and smuggled to get profit. This arrest is good for Russian optic manufacturers as Russia have loads of 3 gen NV systems.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  GarryB on Fri May 24, 2013 9:45 am

    3rd gen scopes are considered for military only and both the US and Russia restrict their export... it is not so much about the US trying to stop Russia from getting them as much as it is them trying to stop terrorists getting them... and by terrorists I of course mean anyone who is not American... Smile

    Last article I read Russian optics manufacturers were combining palm computer technology into their optics so that the light can be processed. It seems natural light and light from artificially coloured items is quite different so they are working on sights that will make dyes and paints glow and stand out from natural colours in nature like green trees etc etc.

    Often talked about but this is a case where sensor fusion and QWIP based sensor chips could be used to make an optical sensor that can detect visible light (so it can be used in day time) with paint and dye like on uniforms and vehicles highlighted and glowing, but also sensitive in IR and UV as well as thermal imaging frequencies giving an excellent all weather day night view.

    Sensor fusion is maximising the best features and minimising the problems.

    For instance a thermal imager is ideal for spotting humans at night, but is not great for telling to different people apart.


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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Firebird on Wed May 29, 2013 7:09 pm

    Sounds like infantile, slippery Lithuanians taunting Russians again.
    Bearing in mind about 1/3 of the Baltics considers itself Russian(or more!) surely its time for Russia to say enough is enough..

    These are goggles not nukes en-route to Al Qaeda...

    The tanks went into Georgia, surely there's a case here!

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Regular on Wed May 29, 2013 7:23 pm

    Firebird wrote:Sounds like infantile, slippery Lithuanians taunting Russians again.
    Bearing in mind about 1/3 of the Baltics considers itself Russian(or more!) surely its time for Russia to say enough is enough..

    These are goggles not nukes en-route to Al Qaeda...

    The tanks went into Georgia, surely there's a case here!
    what are talking about, russian manufactorers would be affected by illegal import. not the first time it happens you dipstick


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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  TR1 on Wed May 29, 2013 7:47 pm

    Georgia and Lithuania are not related at all.

    Russia isn't invading the Baltics, anytime soon, sorry.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Firebird on Wed May 29, 2013 10:04 pm

    Regular wrote:
    Firebird wrote:Sounds like infantile, slippery Lithuanians taunting Russians again.
    Bearing in mind about 1/3 of the Baltics considers itself Russian(or more!) surely its time for Russia to say enough is enough..

    These are goggles not nukes en-route to Al Qaeda...

    The tanks went into Georgia, surely there's a case here!
    what are talking about, russian manufactorers would be affected by illegal import. not the first time it happens you dipstick


    Ooooooooooooohh.< camp smiley>

    Russian manufacturers could just confiscate his stock or a multitude of options.
    (I've imported to Russia). There's no evidence he was using them against Russia or threatening Russian business, you blert.

    Much more about Lithuania kissing America's arse/ taunting Russia. And the charges are filed in the UNITED STATES not Russia!
    But hey, argue black is white as usual!

    I concur with Garry on some of the background to this. Looks like the Yanks are crying about price structuring and hiding behind other bullshit.

    TR1 wrote:Georgia and Lithuania are not related at all.

    Russia isn't invading the Baltics, anytime soon, sorry.

    NATO wont even guarantee these places safety against a dispute with Russia. I wonder why... And the way theyve had show trials of Russian warheroes is pretty disgusting dont u agree? Its a great shame Russian citizens being harrassed in their lifelong homes.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  GarryB on Thu May 30, 2013 2:52 am

    The rules on exporting third gen II scopes is pretty clear in the US... this guy broke the rules and got caught.

    Not really sure why this even made the news... well actually I am... if it had been any other authority that caught the man or if the man was of any other nationality... ie a French man taking scopes to the UK it would never have been mentioned.


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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Regular on Thu May 30, 2013 3:26 am

    Firebird wrote:
    These are goggles not nukes en-route to Al Qaeda...
    What makes you think they could not have ended in hands of insurgents in Caucasus? Wouldn't be first time western equipment would end up in their hands. Who needs 3+ gen scopes anyway?

    The tanks went into Georgia, surely there's a case here!
    Should I care about Georgia?


    Ooooooooooooohh.< camp smiley>

    Russian manufacturers could just confiscate his stock or a multitude of options.
    How can manufacturers can confiscate, isn't a job for customs?
    (I've imported to Russia)
    And I exported from Russia. From laptops, video cards, etc etc to gorka suits, vests and etc. Does it add up to what you are trying to say? No

    There's no evidence he was using them against Russia or threatening Russian business, you blert.
    So ask Russian NV manufacturers what do they think about foreign equipment being shipped illegally in their market zone.
    If he wouldn't be arrested in Lithuania he would be caught in Russia. That guy, Ustinov has hunting shop in Moscow and probably it wasn't first time he "imported".
    Much more about Lithuania kissing America's arse/ taunting Russia. And the charges are filed in the UNITED STATES not Russia!
    But hey, argue black is white as usual!
    US agencies asked for help and not other way around. Maybe it was ass kissing, but it sure wasn't taunting Russia and it wasn't big deal on our media. Basketball final was. Anti-Russian sentiments are somewhat irrelevant as we have pro-Russian government now.


    NATO wont even guarantee these places safety against a dispute with Russia.
    What dispute? Our territory was eventually recognised by late Soviet union and there was no disputes. What other disputes could cause war?
    I wonder why... And the way theyve had show trials of Russian warheroes is pretty disgusting dont u agree?
    What trials??? Only trials I know was because of border skirmishes in 90ies. I wouldn't call them war heroes just OMON acting without Moscow approval.
    Its a great shame Russian citizens being harrassed in their lifelong homes
    You sound like Russians don't have balls to do anything about it. You talk shit.
    Or maybe you are talking about high taxation, expensive heating as harassing.
    First of all, there is no dual citizenship in Lithuania. Russian citizens You talk about had to come recently as in 90ies you could get Lithuanian citizenship just by living there. Only place I know that has newly arrived Russians is port city Klaipeda. Try to harass russians there, about 30 percent of people are slavs and most of them work in naval related stuff. You don't know how delussional you are, британец ебущий Smile

    We like to do business with Russians. If You know Russian You can always live by selling cars to Kazakh, Belarus, Russian buyers.



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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Austin on Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:50 am

    US spied on Russian President Medvedev at 2009 G20 summit – NSA leaks

     According to the leaked documents viewed by the British paper, the details of the intercept of Medvedev’s communications were set out in a briefing prepared by the US National Security Agency (NSA), and shared with high-ranking officials from Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The document entitled "Russian Leadership Communications in support of President Dmitry Medvedev at the G20 summit in London – Intercept at Menwith Hill station" was drafted in August 2009, four months after the Russian president attended the London G20 summit.

    The NSA paper says: "This is an analysis of signal activity in support of President Dmitry Medvedev's visit to London. The report details a change in the way Russian leadership signals have been normally transmitted. The signal activity was found to be emanating from the Russian embassy in London and the communications are believed to be in support of the Russian president."

     The information obtained by the GCHQ analysts was being rapidly passed on to the British representatives in the G20 meetings, giving them a negotiating advantage. "In a live situation such as this, intelligence received may be used to influence events on the ground taking place just minutes or hours later. This means that it is not sufficient to mine call records afterwards – real-time tip-off is essential," read one of the leaked documents.

    During the London summit, GCHQ used what one document described as "ground-breaking intelligence capabilities" to intercept the communications of the foreign delegations. The spy agency set up internet cafes where they used an email interception program and key-logging software to monitor delegates' use of computers. The security of delegates’ BlackBerrys had been penetrated to enable GCHQ see their messages and phone calls.

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