Contents tagged with CIA

  • Russian Foreign Intelligence Chief says CIA Director called him to discuss Ukraine

    The head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, Sergei Naryshkin, said that at the end of June he had a phone conversation with CIA Director William Burns about the war in Ukraine.

    "The pretext for a telephone conversation, as I assess it, on the part of the American colleague was the events of June 24," Naryshkin said, apparently referring to the rebellion of Yevgeny Prigozhin. "It's clear how I answered that question about what happened," he said.

    At the same time, according to …

  • Kremlin blocks access to CIA and FBI websites in Russian territory for ‘spreading fake information’

    Access to the websites of the Central Intelligence Agency and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation has been restricted in the territory of Russia, reports TASS, citing the Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor. According to Roskomnadzor, the sites were blocked for "spreading fake information."

    According to the Roskomnadzor, materials "containing inaccurate socially significant information" aimed "at destabilizing the social and political situation in Russia" were found on the websites …

  • Russia officially looking for CIA agent Smolenkov

    The Russian government is officially looking for Oleg Smolenkov, a former Kremlin official who is believed to have been a CIA informant, RIA Novosti reports, citing information from the Russian Interior Ministry’s database.

    Previously the American media reported that the CIA had had an agent in the Kremlin administration who was exfiltrated from Russia and returned to the US in 2017. Two Reuters sources confirmed this information.

    The Russian newspaper Kommersant has speculated that the agent …

  • Kremlin confirms that ‘CIA agent’ Smolenkov worked in Russian embassy in USA

    Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova has confirmed that former Russian presidential administration employee Oleg Smolenkov, whom CNN considers a CIA agent, also worked in the Russian embassy in the US. She added that she did not know him personally, and that he was involved in economic matters.

    “At some point in his career he worked in our embassy in Washington. I have no more to comment on that. I did not know him personally, our paths did not cross. The only thing I know …

  • Putin thanks Trump for CIA’s help in preventing terrorist attacks in St. Petersburg

    The Central Intelligence Agency of the United States gave the Russian special services information that helped to prevent bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin press service reported.

    It was reported that on December 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the head of the White House, Donald Trump, to thank him for the information that was sent.

    Vladimir Putin thanked Donald Trump for the information provided by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, which led to the arrest of terrorists …

  • Pentagon and CIA refused to comment on the reports about the presence of Russian Special Forces near the Libyan border

    The U.S. Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency have refused to comment on reports regarding the presence of Russian Special Forces in Egypt, not far from the Libyan border. “You can report that the Central Intelligence Agency refuses to comment on this issue,” the CIA’s representative told Interfax on the 14th of March.

    The Pentagon also didn’t comment on this issue and advised reporters to request an explanation from Russian authorities. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of …

  • Interfax claims that Russian hacker group could be linked to the CIA

    The arrested employees of the Information Security Center of the Russian Federal Security Service that were involved in the case against the Russian Shaltay-Boltay (Humpty-Dumpty) hacker group are suspected of leaking confidential information to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, Russia's Interfax news agency reported, citing informed sources.

    “The Head of the FSB’s Information Security Center, Sergey Mikhailov and his Deputy, Dmitry Dokuchaev are accused of violating their oaths and …

  • Russia extended residence permit for Snowden

    Russian authorities have extended former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee Edward Snowden’s residence permit in the Russian Federation for two more years, as stated by the Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, on her Facebook page.

    "The funny thing is that the former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency doesn’t know that Snowden’s residence permit in Russia has just been extended for two more years," …

  • The head of the CIA warned Trump to be careful with Russia

    The CIA Director, John Brennan, advised the President-elect, Donald Trump, to fully realize the danger that Russia poses for Washington as soon as possible.

    "Spontaneity is not something that protects national security interests, therefore when he [Trump] speaks or reacts, just make sure he understands that the implications and the impact on the United States could be profound," Brennan said during an interview with Fox News.

    The CIA chief warned that ill-conceived "conversations and tweets" …