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My Spy Story: Washington Times writer meets Putin's agent
The Washington Times ^ | July 1, 2010 | James S. Robbins

Posted on 07/01/2010 2:27:54 PM PDT by Abakumov

I was targeted by the infamous Russian spy ring.

Maybe that's too dramatic. How about - accused Russian spy Mikhail Semenko handed me his business card. Not exactly the basis for a novel....

The Russian spy ring reportedly was targeting think tanks, a repeat of KGB operations from the 1960s. It is hard to understand what Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) hopes to gain from infiltrating public-policy organizations that it cannot comb from their websites. Perhaps it thinks some have secrets not discussed publicly, but of course in Washington, no secret is really important until you tell it.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: russianspies; spying

1 posted on 07/01/2010 2:27:59 PM PDT by Abakumov
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To: Abakumov

It would have been more interesting had Mr. Robbins been approached by the sultry Anna Chapman...

2 posted on 07/01/2010 2:51:21 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

He might not want to share all those details.

3 posted on 07/01/2010 2:52:31 PM PDT by Abakumov
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