Censorship or Self-Censorship on GRU?

The impact of an informational hurricane sweeping into Russia from the West in reaction to widespread GRU cyberwarfare operations directed at the NATO countries is still reverberating through Moscow. On 7 October Nezavisimaya Gazeta's chief economic editor, Mikhail Sergeev, published a strongly worded article entitled "Military intelligence has become an economic factor." Indeed, it has. … Continue reading Censorship or Self-Censorship on GRU?

305 GRU Officers Outed: Inadvertent Openness by Russian Intelligence

The sensational news today is the result of investigations following on from the arrest of four grushniki (GRU operatives) who, on 13 April this year, parked their car at the back of a Marriot Hotel ¬†loaded with interception equipment to target the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, an intergovernmental institution in The Hague, … Continue reading 305 GRU Officers Outed: Inadvertent Openness by Russian Intelligence

Russian (Civilian) Foreign Intelligence Lets its Standards Drop

The conflict with the West is not entirely unproductive; for historians, at least. The Russian Foreign Ministry and the Defence Ministry archivists recently pooled their efforts to publish photocopies of formerly secret documents on the evolution and conclusion of the crisis over the fate of Czechoslovakia in 1938-39. These appeared on 20 September on the … Continue reading Russian (Civilian) Foreign Intelligence Lets its Standards Drop