Category Archives: Espionage

Unpacking Russian Hacking

In the summer and fall of this year, emails and documents belonging to the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta were published online by Wikileaks. Guccifer 2.0 – purportedly a Romanian hacker – published a smaller … Continue reading

Posted in Cold War, Espionage, FSB, Government of Russia, GRU, hacking, secret agents, spying, Trump, u.s.-russia relations

Putin’s Wacky Weekend – August Arrives Early

Russophobes, Kremlinologists, and conspiracy theorists, start your engines.  PM Putin was out in full force this weekend, engaging in photo ops and crafting colorful quotes as VVP is apt to do.  Thus, it is only a matter of time – … Continue reading

Posted in august, Dmitry Medvedev, Espionage, PM Putin, Putin, tricked out bikes, Vladimir Putin | 6 Comments

Spy vs. Spy! Feds Bust SVR "Deep Cover" Espionage Ring

When Pres. Obama treated Pres. Medvedev to burgers at Ray’s Hellburger last week, I thought he was just giving Dima a taste of the D.C. area’s best fast food experience.  But maybe, he was testing his Russian counterpart, by bringing … Continue reading

Posted in Anna Chapman, Espionage, Government of Russia, Mikhail Semenko, russia, secret agents, spying | 2 Comments