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Vladimir Putin at the G20 Leaders' Summit 2018 in Argentina.

The head of MI6 says Russia broke one of the primary rules of espionage, and won’t be trusted again

Alex Younger, the director of Britain's MI6, said he thought Russia would leave double agent Sergei Skripal alone because he was part of a spy swap.
Igor Korobov, the head of Russia's GRU military intelligence agency, died this week. Here he is in Moscow in February 2016.

Head of Russia’s GRU spy agency dies from ‘serious illness’ after Putin reportedly berated him for botching an assassination in the ...

Igor Korobov died from an unspecified illness on Wednesday. His death comes after GRU agents botched a number of missions abroad.
The UK accused these two men, pictured in September, of poisoning former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in March They were later identified as Russian intelligence agents.

How Russia’s spies allegedly strong-armed their way into a UK visa before Skripal’s poisoning

It is a tale of a long Russian game to hack other countries' visa systems and learn about people's potential travel plans.
Russian military leaders have reportedly called its intelligence service "deeply incompetent" after a series of high-profile blunders. Here's a composite image of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the two suspects behind the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury earlier this year.

Russian military reportedly unhappy with a series of embarrassing blunders by its spies abroad

Russia's military leaders are reportedly angry that GRU agents were exposed in the nerve agent poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in England and an attempted cyberattack on the global chemical weapons watchdog earlier this year.
Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov told RT’s editor-in-chief they had nothing to do with the Skripals’ poisoning. September 12, 2018.

The second ‘tourist’ accused of the UK nerve agent attack has been identified as a Russian military doctor

The attack, which targeted ex-spy Sergei Skripal, is believed to have been ordered by senior Russian leadership.
These four men have been accused of trying to hack the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

4 Russian spies got caught in an audacious revenge hack aimed at chemical weapons inspectors, Dutch intelligence says

The Netherlands accused four Russian agents of trying to launch a cyberattack on the OPCW chemical weapons watchdog earlier this year. The attempted breach came as the OPCW was investigating the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in England.
A police officer in a protective suit and mask works near the scene where former double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia were discovered after being attacked with a nerve-agent on March 16, 2018 in Salisbury, England.

A 3rd Russian agent reportedly went to England to prep the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal

British authorities have identified a third agent involved in the attack against former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, The Telegraph reported. The UK earlier this month accused two Russian intelligence agents over the attempted assassination. The Kremlin repeatedly denied knowledge of the attack.
Ruslan Boshirov, one of the men accused of poisoning former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in March, was identified by

Putin’s ‘tourist’ accused of nerve agent attack turns out to be a highly decorated Russian intelligence officer

The UK accused two Russian men of poisoning a former Russian spy in England earlier this year. One of the men, known as "Ruslan Boshirov," has been identified as Col. Anatoliy Chepiga, a high-ranking intelligence official in Russia, disproving Moscow's claim that they were civilians.
Pyotr Verzilov, a member of anti-Kremlin Russian group Pussy Riot, in Moscow in August 2018. He collapsed in Moscow last month.

A Russian dissident who suddenly lost the ability to speak or walk was likely given nerve poison, doctors say

Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the anti-Putin band Pussy Riot and anti-Kremlin publisher, collapsed in Moscow last week and temporarily lost his sight and abilities to speak or walk. Doctors in Berlin said it was "highly probable" that he was given a poison that damaged his nervous system.
Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov told RT’s editor-in-chief they had nothing to do with the Skripals’ poisoning. September 12, 2018.

2 Russians accused of attempted nerve agent assassination in England say they were only there to see the cathedral

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov have been accused of attempted murder by the UK over the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal. The two men defended themselves on Thursday in a bizarre interview with Russian state TV.