Габар number of the week spies The Voice of the United States of America Russian tattoo artist Assassination attempt on Gorbachev Lenin Maxine Waters Revolutionary Twitter Valery Melnikov
Hello from the other side: Russian blogger buried alive for 24 hours Cold War archive: How the USSR and U.S. battled each other with radio waves

Number of the week: How many spies did the FSB catch in 2016?

By Igor Rozin, RBTH
number of the week spies

Eugene Odinokov/RIA Novosti

During a meeting on Feb. 16 with top officers from the Federal Security Service (FSB), President Vladimir Putin discussed the illicit activity of foreign secret services in Russia.

"Last year, the activity of 53 staff employees and 386 foreign intelligence agents was folied," said the Russian leader.

"It is important to neutralize the attempts of foreign intelligence services to access confidential information, especially in the field of military-technical potential," he added.

The President added that Moscow should restore dialogue with U.S. intelligence agencies and other NATO countries in order to establish "a new level of cooperation” with foreign partners in anti-terrorist efforts.

The spying game: The former KGB officers who run Russia today

February 17, 2017
Tags: number of the week, fsb

Read more

+
Like us on Facebook