The Russian deep state TV channel Zvezda aired a new documentary on the Berlin Tunnel last Wednesday, 22 January: "Samaya Skandal'naya Proslushka XX Veka". The tunnel burrowed through from the Western side of Berlin - occupied by the Allies - through into the East, the Russian zone - nominally under the jurisdiction of the G.D.R. … Continue reading The Berlin Tunnel: True and False
When bringing to Moscow a delegation from the House of Lords back in the summer of 2002, I was anxious lest they be misled: not by the Russians, of course, who were at sixes and sevens after President Putin's decision to open the intelligence books to the Bush administration after 9.11, but by our own … Continue reading GRU History: Ivashutin, Master of Counter-Intelligence
The dislocation of the massive Russian ice shelf in 1992 and its subsequent drift out into the open sea has long since defied any expert prediction. Some optimists, particularly in Washington D.C., naively believed political democracy would take firm hold under Boris Yeltsin. Even as he collapsed in a drunken stupor Yeltsin was painted as … Continue reading Is Russia Becoming Africa?