The following overview of Russian espionage operations was extracted from the excellent Report on Russian Security Issues, released by the country of Estonia. As a discipline, cyber espionage in Russia is quite old. The KGB had top-level technical capabilities for spying on the West. Signals intelligence of the time encompassed
A new international security report produced by the country of Estonia is essential reading for anyone interested in Russian security issues, both in the cyber domain and in Eastern Europe. “Estonian security institutions have been talking for years about attempts on Russia’s part to splinter the unity and trust that
Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections Russian efforts to influence the 2016 US presidential election represent the most recent expression of Moscow’s longstanding desire to undermine the US-led liberal democratic order, but these activities demonstrated a significant escalation in directness, level of activity, and scope of effort
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For many months now Russia has engaged its domestic and international audiences in a massive information campaign. The goal of the campaign is to persuade and influence local and foreign populations that Russian territorial claims in Ukraine are based on legitimate responses to world events. This media offensive has used
“Russia came close to nuclear disaster in late December when a blaze engulfed a nuclear-powered submarine carrying atomic weapons, a leading Russian magazine reported, contradicting official assurances that it was not armed.” (Source: Russia faced major nuclear disaster in 2011: report | Reuters.)
“Thousands of demonstrators are expected to brave Moscow’s sub-freezing temperatures on Saturday to protest against Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as he seeks a third term as president.” (Source: Thousands to march in Moscow against Putin – RUSSIA – FRANCE 24.)
“Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, warning ethnic tensions could tear Russia apart, said on Monday he would toughen migration rules and keep a tight rein on Russia’s regions to prevent it following the Soviet Union into oblivion.” (Source: Putin warns ethnic tensions risk tearing Russia apart | Reuters.)
“A car bomb exploded in the Russian republic of North Ossetia on Thursday, killing at least 14 people and injuring 85 more, government officials said, according to the Interfax news agency. The vehicle blew up near a market in the city of Vladikavkaz, the republic’s leader, Taimuraz Mamsurov, told Interfax.
“A bombing outside a planned performance by a dance company from the restive Russian republic of Chechnya left six people dead and more than 40 wounded on Wednesday, state media reported. The bomb went off outside a community center in the southwestern Russian city of Stavropol, according to the Investigation