Monday, October 31, 2011

Russia Revives Wet Work

October 31, 2011: During the Cold War, Russia (then the Soviet Union) was infamous for using assassins overseas to kill people, often exiled Russians, who were considered a threat. That sort of thing stopped, for a while, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. But in the last decade, the Russian "wet work" (assassination) teams are back. This is considered an intelligence operation, as it is often used to eliminate those supplying foreigners with damaging information about Russia.
How many people have been targeted by the SVR (foreign intelligence successor to the KGB) and GRU (military intelligence) FSB death squads is unknown. It is believed to be at least a dozen in the last decade. The rest at

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