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Trubnikov Interview

June 2016 It’s not every day that the man who ran Russia’s foreign espionage service offers to buy you a drink. I’d been chasing Vyacheslav Trubnikov for an interview, when a message landed in my inbox: Hotel Metropol, 5 o’clock. … Continue reading

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The Mitrokhin tip

In 1992, KGB archivist named Vasili Mitrokhin defected to the West with a trove of notes on the Soviets’ spying operations around the world. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union (in 1991) Mitrokhin traveled to Latvia with copies of … Continue reading

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