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Anti-Putin protesters clash with police; more than 250 arrestedupdated: Sun May 06 2012 22:36:00

An anti-government protest in Moscow turned violent Sunday, with some demonstrators clashing with police after they veered off their agreed-upon route.

Former KGB chief a suicide, police sayupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 21:44:00

Former Soviet spy Leonid Shebarshin, who was very briefly head of the KGB, was found dead Friday in his apartment in Moscow, an apparent suicide, officials said.

Police hunt taxi clue to Russian banker's London shootingupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 09:48:00

Police hunting the would-be killer of a former Russian banker gunned down outside his east London home have appealed for help to trace the taxi driver who dropped him off shortly before he was attacked.

Russian targeted in London shootingupdated: Mon Mar 26 2012 09:48:00

British police look for those responsible for shooting a Russian businessman in London. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.

Ex-Russian banker hurt in London shootingupdated: Sat Mar 24 2012 12:27:00

Former Russian banker German Gorbuntsov remains in critical but stable condition in a hospital after a shooting in London's East End, UK police said Saturday.

Leftist leader among protesters arrested in Moscowupdated: Sat Mar 10 2012 12:30:00

Moscow police arrested three protesters Saturday, including leftist leader Sergei Udaltsov, who has openly criticized Vladimir Putin's recent election to a six-year term as Russia's president.

Vladimir Putin: Popular but polarizing figure in Russiaupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 07:17:00

No politician in Russia can draw a crowd like Vladimir Putin.

Communists pose little threat for Putinupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 07:17:00

The Communist Party still has strong support, but CNN's Phil Black reports it's struggling to prevent another Putin term.

Cameron criticizes Russia over murdered ex-spyupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 10:46:00

British Prime Minister David Cameron criticized Russia on Monday over its refusal to hand over a former KGB agent suspected in the 2006 poisoning death of a dissident former Russian spy in London, even as he called for better relations between the two countries.

Russian police raid Lebedev-owned bankupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 05:42:00

Moscow police investigators backed by masked, armed security officials raided a bank owned by Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev Tuesday, a bank spokesman and Russian news agencies said.

Putin joins expelled Russian agents in songupdated: Sun Jul 25 2010 03:29:00

During a recent meeting, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin provided encouragement and sang patriotic songs with 10 agents who were expelled from the United States this month after they were accused of spying, state media reported.

Angelina Jolie: 'I can't watch any film'updated: Thu Jul 22 2010 22:21:00

Angelina Jolie talks about motherhood and how she doesn't watch her own movies because she can't 'sit still well.'

Angelina Jolie's 'Salt': Short and sweetupdated: Thu Jul 22 2010 22:21:00

You will need more than a pinch of salt to swallow the incredible twists and turns of Angelina Jolie's new spy thriller, but it's a kick just trying to keep pace with it. Who Is the (Suspected) Sexy Spy Next Door?updated: Fri Jul 02 2010 14:13:00

Anna Chapman reportedly is really Anya Kushchenko, the daughter of an ex-KGB agent:

Former husband of alleged spy says he had suspicionsupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 11:07:00

The former husband of alleged Russian spy Anna Chapman said her personality changed after she started having "secretive meetings" with Russian friends a few years ago.

Russian spy bail hearingupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 11:07:00

One alleged confession, and another alleged spy released on bail. CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports.

Why Russia and the U.S. still spyupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 19:00:00

The arrests of 11 people accused of being part of an espionage ring under deep cover for Russia shocked their neighbors in the suburbs. Presumably it was also news to President Obama, coming as it did right after Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's departure.

Former spy says arrests are reminder of 'worst years of the Cold War'updated: Tue Jun 29 2010 13:06:00

Former Soviet spy Oleg Kalugin, who headed KGB operations in the United States in the 1970s and later left Russia to live in America, told CNN Tuesday he is "amazed" that Moscow is engaging so heavily in espionage against Washington.

Suspected spies head to courtupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 13:06:00

Ten people, living in the U.S. are arrested on charges of being Russian secret agents. CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports.

Film genre 'most peculiar in history'updated: Wed Apr 14 2010 11:16:00

Six decades of pent-up creative energy lead to an "insane" post-Soviet school of filmmaking. For more, go to VBS.TV.

'Bizarre' Russian film genre born of decades of creative suppressionupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 11:16:00

In this installment of the Vice Guide to Film, VBS co-founder Shane Smith travels to Russia to meet the pioneers of one of the most peculiar experimental film movements in history: Parallel Cinema.

Singing for freedom in Estoniaupdated: Wed Dec 30 2009 09:47:00

It's amazing what a stretch of water can do. The country of Estonia sits across the Baltic Sea from Sweden and Finland. Yet the struggles of the last couple of generations couldn't be more different on opposite sides of the sea. Traveling to this former Soviet republic spices up any visit to this region -- especially if you connect with the people and tune into the story about their struggle for freedom.

Official: KGB chief ordered Hitler's remains destroyedupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 01:25:00

The remains of Adolf Hitler were burned in 1970 by Soviet KGB agents and thrown into a river in Germany on direct orders from the spy agency's chief, a top Russian security official said this week.

What happened to Hitler's body?updated: Fri Dec 11 2009 01:25:00

New evidence that Adolf Hitler's remains were burned in 1970 and thrown in a river. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.

Russians insist skull fragment is Hitler'supdated: Thu Dec 10 2009 18:46:00

Nearly 65 years after his demise by his own hand in a bunker beneath the streets of Berlin, Adolf Hitler is still managing to cause controversy.

'Littlest refusenik' on Kennedy: 'He saved my life'updated: Wed Aug 26 2009 21:31:00

She was called "the littlest refusenik," one of the many Soviet Jews denied permission to leave the Soviet Union because her father had been exposed to government secrets.

Kennedy saved baby's lifeupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 21:31:00

A family is forever grateful that Sen. Ted Kennedy stepped in to save their baby in 1977.

Colombian spy agency no longer to control wiretapsupdated: Thu Feb 26 2009 09:36:00

Colombia's domestic intelligence agency, which is embroiled in an illegal wiretap investigation, no longer will be directly in charge of electronic interceptions, President Alvaro Uribe said Thursday.

Fortune: How the KGB (and friends) took over Russia's economyupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 08:42:00

Long before the small group of men gained control of a $1.3 trillion economy, they could be found gathered at a lakeshore deep in the forest, trying to relax amid the upheaval of the new Russia. Lake Komsomolskoye, named after the youth wing of the Communist Party, lies about 60 miles north of St. Petersburg, just one of 700 lakes on the isthmus connecting Russia and Finland. There the group, many of whom helped run Russia's second-largest city, would retreat for weekends among the tall, lakeside cedars in a private compound of dachas, or country houses. Vladimir Putin, then head of external relations for the St. Petersburg mayor, was a member of the group. So was Vladimir Yakunin, who had revived a bank started by the Communist Party, and Igor Sechin, then Putin's chief of staff. The group called itself ozero, meaning "the lake," and one of its frequent guests was a bright young lawyer named Dmitry Medvedev who worked in the St. Petersburg government. One prime topic of their Adam Duerson: Game of the Week: Packers vs. Vikingsupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 23:01:00

Breaking down Monday night's Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers game (7 p.m., ESPN) ...

Gorbachev: Georgia started conflict in S. Ossetiaupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 03:13:00

Georgian leaders may be blaming Russia for the conflict raging in South Ossetia, but former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev said Thursday "there is no doubt" that Georgia provoked the clash.

Larry King: Mikhail Gorbachevupdated: Fri Aug 15 2008 03:13:00

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev warns of a new cold war that could threaten world stability. UK-Russian Tension Growingupdated: Thu Jan 17 2008 06:00:00

As the standoff in Russia with the British Council worsens, TIME's correspondent recalls similar problems more than 20 years ago

Quest undercoverupdated: Wed Dec 12 2007 10:40:00

"Those who don't take risks, don't drink champagne" Putin's Reaganesque Victoryupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 15:00:00

His party's overwhelming election victory may have been foreordained, but that doesn't negate the success Putin has had in convincing his constituents that it's morning in Russia Dr. Z: Packers' performance leaves cause for concernupdated: Fri Nov 30 2007 09:00:00

After counting myself among the privileged few permitted to watch the NFL's heavily restricted Hostage Bowl, shown to selected viewers, here are the things I'd worry about if I were a Packers fan: Terrorist Bomb Derails Russian Trainupdated: Tue Aug 14 2007 11:45:00

The posh Neva Express train, favored by senior officials and business people, was blown up by a homemade bomb in the Novgorod area en route from Moscow to St. Petersburg Britain's New Tough Line With Russia updated: Thu Jul 19 2007 10:55:00

London expels four diplomats to protest lack of cooperation in the Litvenenko case. But things aren't as simple as they were during the Cold War

Plot to kill Kremlin critic foiledupdated: Wed Jul 18 2007 08:06:00

Exiled Russian billionaire Boris Berezovsky fled Britain three weeks ago after British police warned the controversial Kremlin critic that there was a plot to execute him, a spokesperson said. UK Expels 4 Russians Over Poisoningupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 14:40:00

Britain will expel four Russian diplomats over the Kremlin's refusal to extradite the key suspect in the murder of a former KGB agent fatally poisoned in London

Britain expels 4 Russian diplomatsupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 00:48:00

Britain is to expel four Russian diplomats in protest over Moscow's refusal to extradite a key suspect in the poisoning of a former KGB agent.

UK prepares papers on KGB agentupdated: Wed May 23 2007 05:32:00

British officials seeking to prosecute a former KGB agent for the murder of an outspoken Kremlin critic were on Wednesday preparing a formal extradition request that Russia has already said it will reject.

Scaramella: I warned poisoned spyupdated: Tue Dec 05 2006 21:01:00

The Italian security consultant who met Alexander Litvinenko on the day he was believed to have been poisoned said he wanted to warn the ex-spy his life was in danger.

Who's who in the spy poisoning mysteryupdated: Mon Dec 04 2006 08:26:00

British detectives investigating the death of the former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko are now pursuing inquiries in both London and Moscow. CNN's The Briefing Room has compiled a guide to who's who in the spy scandal.

Highlights from the world's pressupdated: Mon Dec 04 2006 05:26:00

The deepening mystery surrounding the death of the former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko has been widely covered around the world.

Doctors seek poisoning clues during autopsyupdated: Sat Dec 02 2006 05:44:00

Pathologists took extreme precautions Friday performing an autopsy on the body of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, who died after ingesting a fatal dose of the rare radioactive element polonium-210, according to the coroner's office.

Details of BA flights hit by radiation fearsupdated: Wed Nov 29 2006 15:36:00

Very low traces of radioactivity have been found aboard two British Airways jets identified as part of the investigation into the death of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, the airline said Wednesday.

Full statement by Alexander Litvinenko updated: Fri Nov 24 2006 08:06:00

A former KGB spy, in a statement read after his death, accused President Vladimir Putin of orchestrating his killing.

The strange case of the spy and the sushiupdated: Mon Nov 20 2006 05:30:00

In a week in which the latest James Bond movie premiered a few streets away in Leicester Square, the news of the apparent poisoning of a former KGB spy in a London sushi bar offered a glimpse into a real-life world of intrigue and espionage.

EW review: A 'Secret': It's no 'Da Vinci Code'updated: Wed Mar 22 2006 19:15:00

You can only begin to appreciate the genius of Dan Brown's "Da Vinci Code" when you try to plow through the turgid knockoffs.

Report: Blast wounds 50 in Belarusupdated: Fri Sep 23 2005 03:16:00

Fifty people have been injured, four critically, in a blast in the Belarussian city of Vitebsk, the Russian news agency Interfax said.

U.S. charges 18 in Russian weapons-smuggling plotupdated: Tue Mar 15 2005 11:13:00

U.S. authorities on Tuesday announced the arrests of more than a dozen men on charges of attempting to smuggle Russian-made military weapons into the United States for sale to terrorists.

Fortune: Drop that spoon, comrades!updated: Mon Jan 24 2005 00:01:00

I'VE BEEN THINKING A LOT ABOUT Viktor Yushchenko, who is now President of Ukraine. It's not a job that you or I would really want. The perks are probably terrible. Like, you get to stay in the best...

Fortune: REDMOND'S OPEN-DOOR POLICYupdated: Mon Oct 18 2004 00:01:00

SINCE ITS FOUNDING A GENERATION ago, Microsoft has been famous (and famously reviled) for guarding its secrets as vigilantly as the former KGB. But in a series of surprising and little-noticed move...

Review: Three fine books for your timeupdated: Mon Sep 06 2004 12:10:00

The summer's dog days have drifted to an end. But that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of good books out there to pass the time -- even if the days are getting shorter and the weather's getting nippier.

Iraq inquiry backs new MI6 chiefupdated: Wed Jul 14 2004 08:12:00

The inquiry into British intelligence ahead of the Iraq war has expressed support for the spy chief who drew up the government dossier.

Fortune: International Man of Everythingupdated: Mon May 31 2004 00:01:00

It would be tough to find a more worldly businessman than Patrick McGovern, founder of International Data Group. His 40-year-old, $2.4-billion-a-year operation puts on 170 trade shows a year, spons...

Fortune: Sneak Peek Matthew Boyle does recon at the new International Spy Museum--where you can get smart and have fun.updated: Mon Jul 22 2002 00:01:00

Psst--hey, over here. Didya hear about the spy museum opening in downtown D.C.? We paid a visit last month, even though construction was still going on and a museum spokeswoman said there was reall...

Fortune: Drinking Gamesupdated: Mon Jul 22 2002 00:01:00

Stoli cocktails are usually strong, but there's a new blend in Russia that looks particularly potent. It began brewing in 1992, when the Russian state-owned company that operated Stolichnaya Vodka ...

Fortune: I'm Going To Stalin's World!updated: Mon Nov 26 2001 00:01:00

History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as infotainment. That's one lesson of the Grutas Sculpture Park of Soviet Statues--or "Stalin's World," as many people refer to this Lithuanian oddity...

Fortune: Risk managementupdated: Mon Dec 26 1994 00:01:00

Companies operating in dangerous regions need to cope with the security void left by the withdrawal of the Soviet and American empires. To stopper up the safety gap in far-flung locales from Kazakh...

Fortune: MOSCOW'S TAX MAN PLAYS TOUGHupdated: Mon Mar 21 1994 00:01:00

Foreigners working in the Soviet Union once feared the mighty KGB. Now they dread the tax man. Russia has created an independent tax police force that uses fines, confiscation of property, and jail...

Fortune: QUICK READSupdated: Mon Nov 30 1992 00:01:00

-- For a riveting look at capitalism's underbelly, pick up this juicy biography of Armand Hammer, the late chief of Occidental Petroleum. Written by Carl Blumay, his personal public relations man f...

Fortune: Listening in on Stalin, what's bigger than the gender gap, seven powerful professors, and other matters. MODEM MAGICupdated: Mon Jul 27 1992 00:01:00

That these are wonderful times for aging neoconservative hypochondriacs with modems was borne out yet again on a recent Sunday morning around 6 A.M. This was when your servant awoke with a swollen,...

Fortune: Private mutterings, the cult of Gus, incredible shrinking farmers, and other matters. REDSupdated: Mon Apr 20 1992 00:01:00

A big problem for professional redbaiters like the present writer is the acknowledged paucity of present Communists, especially here in the U.S.A. Also not helping matters is the widely held view t...

Fortune: LET'S DO BUSINESS The Soviet Union is open for deals as never before. As a top executive warns, ''If U.S. companies wait until aupdated: Mon Sep 23 1991 00:01:00

BORIS YELTSIN never actually said the words across the top of this page, at least not within earshot of this writer. But he might as well have. Everything the Russian President and his new partner,...

Fortune: SOVIETS SEE EVIL CAPITALISTS, AGAINupdated: Mon Mar 11 1991 00:01:00

Xenophobia has made a comeback in Soviet political debate, even as the Kremlin pushes a plan to at least double the price of many consumer goods. Once loquacious foreigners have grown tight-lipped,...

Money Magazine: SHOULD I JOIN THE FUNDAMERICA DISCOUNT BUYING CLUB?updated: Sat Dec 01 1990 00:01:00

Q A friend in Florida joined a buying club called FundAmerica, of Irvine, Calif. Its promotional video says members can get discounts on products and services, and can also earn money by selling me...


I do not believe in the fashionable notion of American decline in that I do not see any other country rising to replace us. Europe, including Eastern Europe, is going to be a major power economical...

Fortune: TOM CLANCY'S STAR WARS STORY His latest thriller has that patent insider feel, deep thinking on nuclear weapons, and an out-of-tupdated: Mon Jul 18 1988 00:01:00

Midsummer is here, and so too -- with the precision timing of one of those high-tech weapons systems he describes in such exhaustive detail -- is the latest novel by Tom Clancy. In a 1986 FORTUNE s...

Fortune: SPY IN THE STACKS %updated: Mon Jul 18 1988 00:01:00

According to a recent FBI report, Soviet agents are busily denuding U.S. library shelves of theses, books, and microfiche that describe recent breakthroughs in science and technology. The KGB and t...

Fortune: Geometry for Jockeys, Foreign Affairs in Fantasyland, The Case Against Self-Esteem, and Other Matters. The Great Dialogueupdated: Mon Sep 28 1987 00:01:00

Amazing phenomenon, the Chautauqua conferences. Resting on premises that are totally and obviously false, they nevertheless irresistibly attract thousands of Americans who do not seem to have been ...

Fortune: WHERE GORBANOMICS IS LEADING Even the skeptics now believe that the Soviet chief is reaching for a radical shake-up of the systeupdated: Mon Sep 28 1987 00:01:00

THE OUTLINES are clear now. Mikhail Gorbachev is not just trying to perk up the Soviet Union's chronically ailing economic system by motivating managers and getting workers to cut down on vodka. So...

Fortune: The Bad News About Latin, Guys and Dolls, Backtalk Before Breakfast, and Other Matters. Great Moments in Marketingupdated: Mon Sep 14 1987 00:01:00

Israeli and Soviet film producers have signed an agreement to co-produce a comedy-spy thriller to be shot in both countries. The partnership of Israel's Golan-Globus film company and the Soviet sta...

Money Magazine: Spying's Dirty Little Secret Today Adam Smith's Invisible Hand -- not sex or ideology -- is stealing U.S. secretsupdated: Wed Jul 01 1987 00:01:00

It says a lot about today's espionage that one of the two paper trails that made the case against convicted spies Jonathan Jay Pollard and his wife Anne was left by their American Express Card. The...

Fortune: PEOPLE TO WATCHupdated: Mon Nov 10 1986 00:01:00

Robert Zider Inspiration struck five years ago when Zider fell off his bicycle and bent his glasses. Soon afterward the Boston Consulting Group director started hunting for an eyeglass-frame manufa...

Fortune: A KGB Charmer, A New Deck in L.A., Howard's Hysterics, and Other Matters. Just Askingupdated: Mon Feb 17 1986 00:01:00

In which the present writer, overriding negative feedback from his own informal readership surveys, goes right on clothing editorial comments in the ill-fitting habiliments of innocent questions: )...

Fortune: A KGB Charmer, A New Deck in L.A., Howard's Hysterics, and Other Matters. And Now, a Kind Word for Age Discriminationupdated: Mon Feb 17 1986 00:01:00

In his outstretched hand, Keeping Up's senior policy analyst brandished a now-empty library folder labeled ''AGED, United States, Discrimination, 1980 -- .'' Piled around his ankles was a three-inc...

Fortune: A KGB Charmer, A New Deck in L.A., Howard's Hysterics, and Other Matters. Only in America (cont'd)updated: Mon Feb 17 1986 00:01:00

STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Kathy Moravick, a fifth-grade honors teacher, has gifted pupils still stuck on fourth-grade math. She spends lunch hour doing remedial tutoring for the gifted . . . Mrs. Moravi...

Fortune: A KGB Charmer, A New Deck in L.A., Howard's Hysterics, and Other Matters. Backlashupdated: Mon Feb 17 1986 00:01:00

Word wars are heating up. After more than a decade of taking a defensive posture against feminist allegations that English usage is biased in favor of the male, men are launching a counterattack . ...

Fortune: A KGB Charmer, A New Deck in L.A., Howard's Hysterics, and Other Matters. Credibility Unlimitedupdated: Mon Feb 17 1986 00:01:00

Why do we have this eerie feeling that Times Mirror, publisher of the Los Angeles Times and other papers, has switched the deck on us? Answer to that question, generated by four seconds of introspe...

Fortune: A KGB Charmer, A New Deck in L.A., Howard's Hysterics, and Other Matters. Great Moments in P.R.updated: Mon Feb 17 1986 00:01:00

PARIS -- Earlier this month, the in-house magazine for France's left-wing intellectuals came out with a cover that showed a jubilant Mickey Mouse flying over the Eiffel Tower. ''American Cultural I...

Fortune: A Landslide for Lee, the Usufruct Tax, No Security in Minnesota, and Other Matters. Another Year of Building on Sandupdated: Mon Jan 20 1986 00:01:00

Caught up in the turn-of-the-year fever of list making, your correspondent herewith submits his nominations for the ten most depressing events of 1985. (1) Lou Cannon's exclusive story in the Washi...

Fortune: Selling in Georgia, Sneering in Kansas City, Traveling to 12 Offices, and Other Matters. A Case for Corruptionupdated: Mon Aug 05 1985 00:01:00

For the second time in three years you're reading laudatory news stories about Soviet leaders identified as prodigious battlers against corruption. The first spate of stories concerned Geidar Aliye...

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