President Vladimir Putin, second right, and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov, right, visit the Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate in Moscow, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006. Vladimir Putin on Wednesday visited a newly-built Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate, known under its Russian acronym, GRU. (ITAR-TASS, Dmitry Astakhov, Presidential Press Service)
Daniel Kochis, Real Clear World: Russia’s Spies Are Everywhere. Not Just Online
Even as Russia’s cyber-attacks have received the bulk of recent attention, the Kremlin regime has ramped up other espionage activities.
In May, Frederico Carvalhão Gil, a senior member of Portugal’s Security Intelligence Service, was arrested for espionage. Accused of passing secrets to Russia, he was reportedly caught handing over materials pertaining to “NATO defense systems, the communication infrastructure between member countries and military bases.”
The United States and our NATO allies are in the crosshairs. Last year, NATO limited the size of non-member state delegations at its headquarters in Brussels. That decision affected only Russia and was driven by a desire to cut down on Russian intelligence officers’ operating inside NATO headquarters. Before the limit was imposed, Russia had two or three times as many delegates as any other non-NATO nation, and most of them were thought to be engaged in gathering intelligence.
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WNU Editor: Russian and Chinese media are saying the same thing .... that American spies are everywhere. Are all of these reports correct .... probably.