I Went to the Opening of a KGB Spy Museum and It Was Kind of Awesome

I, for one, welcome our new ex-Soviet overlords.
Alex Norcia
true crime

The Quest to Pin the 90s Murder of a CIA Agent on the KGB

Twenty-five years ago, an American spy in Georgia was killed, supposedly by a drunken villager. Michael Pullara didn't buy that.
Alex Norcia

If Trump Is a Russian Spy, This Is How They're Using Him

Just in case you wondered.
Matt Taylor
Sergei Skripal

Here's what we know about the Russian spy critically ill in UK after being exposed to mysterious substance

The FSB said Skripal had been passing state secrets to British intelligence since the 1990s.
David Gilbert

Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky wants to run your next election

The company is already speaking to a number of “politicians and political organizations in Europe” about using the system, and it says that countries in western Europe, Scandinavia and Asia are technologically and mentally ready to make the change to...
David Gilbert
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Here’s Randy Newman Playing a Pun-Filled Song About Vladimir Putin on ‘Colbert’

"He drives the ladies crazy / When he takes his shirt off / Makes me wanna be a lady / It's the Putin Girls."
Alex Robert Ross

Islamist militants suspected in shootout targeting police in Kazakhstan

Authorities have reportedly detained two suspects after an attack on police and security offices that killed three cops and a civilian in Almaty on Monday.
Reuters News Agency

How a photo of a park pissed off the authorities in Europe's last dictatorship

In Belarus, government forces, including the former Soviet bloc's last remaining KGB, regularly crack down on protesters and independent journalists.
Katie Engelhart
Crime & Drugs

Why did Russia shut down its version of the DEA?

The story of Putin’s decision to dissolve Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service involves turf wars, a tanking economy, and allegations of rampant corruption.
Alec Luhn

Putin 'Probably' Ordered Litvinenko's Death, Inquiry Finds

Nearly a decade after the former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko died a painful death, a final inquiry has found there was a "strong probability" the Russian state was behind his assassination.
Sally Hayden

L'histoire du mec qui a inventé Tetris

La vie devient plus cool une fois qu'on a inventé Tetris et échappé au KGB.
Jagger Gravning

Video Shows Russian Artist Setting Fire to FSB Intelligence Headquarters in Moscow

Pyotr Pavlensky said his action was called "Threat" and meant to draw attention to what he called the terror tactics employed by the security agency.
Reuters and VICE News