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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Orthodox Easter service at the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, Russia April 8, 2018.

Spies living openly after defecting from Russia happens ‘far more often than people would think,’ intelligence sources say

A former Russian official matching accounts of a CIA spy has been living in the US with his own name. Sources say it wouldn't be surprising.
Footage broadcast by Germany's WELT news channel shows police investigators at the scene of a killing in Berlin, suspected to be linked to Russia.

An apparent assassination in Germany has all the hallmarks of the Kremlin — and Russia doesn’t seem to care

Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a former militant active against Russia, was shot dead in Berlin in mid-August.
Footage broadcast by Germany's WELT news channel shows police investigators at the scene of a killing in Berlin, suspected to be linked to Russia.

A suspected Russian scooter assassin who shot a man in broad daylight in Berlin shows why Trump’s dream of seeing Putin back at the G7 won’...

Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, a Georgian, was shot dead in Berlin last week. The only suspect is Russian, and many suspect the Kremlin.
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.