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Military intelligence offers career path in today's Russia

Oct. 12, 2018 4:14 AM EDT

LOYGA, Russia (AP) — "First time here?" the conductor on the train that stops at the logging outpost of Loyga asks some departing passengers. "My condolences — there isn't even cell phone connection." This desolate village, deep in the far northern Arkhangelsk region, is the hometown of one of the...

Russian suspect in UK poisoning is hero to his home village

Oct. 10, 2018 11:01 PM EDT

LOYGA, Russia (AP) — As the recipient of Russia's highest award, Alexander Mishkin is the pride of his home village, his photo even decorating a local school. Several residents of this remote hamlet located amid marshlands and deep forests in Russia's northwestern Arkhangelsk region easily recognized him...

Report: Poison suspects had followed spy to Czech Republic

Oct. 10, 2018 7:41 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech public radio has reported that the two suspects in the nerve agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England had already been following their victim when all three were in the Czech Republic in 2014. Citing unnamed domestic intelligence authorities, the broadcaster says Sergei...

Poisoning suspect honored by Putin in 2014, UK group says

Oct. 9, 2018 2:27 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — One of the two suspects in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England is a medical doctor in Russian military intelligence who was honored as a Hero of the Russian Federation by President Vladimir Putin in 2014, a group of British investigators said Tuesday. British police say two GRU...

A look at suspected Russian plots abroad _ and the plotters

Oct. 9, 2018 1:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Hacking computer networks, poisoning, election meddling — it's hard to keep track of all the Russian spies and agents suspected of committing crimes abroad on the Kremlin's behalf. The latest development: Investigative group Bellingcat has revealed new information about a Russian...

The Latest: Kremlin refuses to comment on Bellingcat report

Oct. 9, 2018 8:26 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Russian suspects in ex-spy's poisoning (all times local): 1:15 p.m. The Kremlin has refused to comment on the claim by investigative group Bellingcat that one of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-spy in England is a doctor who works for Russian military...

Report: UK poison suspect is doctor for Russian intelligence

Oct. 8, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — One of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-spy in England is a doctor who works for Russian military intelligence and traveled to Britain under an alias, investigative group Bellingcat reported Monday. Bellingcat said on its website that the man British authorities identified as...

Putin calls poisoned ex-spy "scumbag," traitor

Oct. 3, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — With a contemptuous grin, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called a former double agent who was sickened by a military grade nerve agent in Britain a traitor and "scumbag" — but dismissed the idea that Russia would target him in a poison attack. Wednesday's remarks marked...

Kremlin urges Britain to share its poisoning case suspicions

Sep. 28, 2018 9:10 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Friday it expects Britain to say what it knows about the identities of the two suspects in the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy so Russian officials can launch an investigation. President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said allegations from...

Russian paper: Villagers ID Russian suspect in UK poisoning

Sep. 27, 2018 12:25 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Residents in a small Russian village have identified one of the two suspects in the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain as a senior intelligence agent, Russia's respected Kommersant daily said Thursday in a report that backed up findings by an investigative group....