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- Video: 'The Americans' Matthew Rhys talks 'honey trap' and spy games
Matthew Rhys, star of FX's 1980s-era spy-thriller "The Americans," joined us for a live chat in which he outlined the finer points of sleeping with the enemy for information (aka "honey trapping"), his favorite spy disguises and his hopes for the second season of the hit show. On "The Americans," Rhys and co-star Keri Russell play Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, KGB spies posing as a married ...
June 11, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
- Putin's wife steps out of the shadows - to bid him farewell
When Lyudmila stood alongside her husband Vladimir Putin to confirm that “our marriage is over,” it was a rare glimpse into the private life of Russia’s soon-to-be-former first lady.Such is the secrecy surrounding the Russian president, a former KGB agent, that little is known about Lyudmila or their two children.Putin often cuts a lone figure at public events.His wife tended to accompany him ...
June 8, 2013 - MSNBC
- For Lyudmila Putin, solace now that first lady 'shift' is done
By Gabriela Baczynska MOSCOW (Reuters) - Wearing a white veil and a simple long dress, Lyudmila Putin smiles softly from a picture snapped thirty summers ago, holding tight to the hand of a young KGB officer on their wedding day. On Thursday, Vladimir and Lyudmila stood together again before a camera, but they did not touch as they told Russian state television their marriage was over. ...
June 7, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
- Oleg Gordievsky in St.Petersburg Times.ru
For the KGB, there's usually 40 to 50 couples, all illegal,said Gordievsky, who defected to Britain after supplying information during the Cold War to Britain's MI6 overseas spy agency.
- Hillary Rodham Clinton in Reuters India
This is the president that looked in the soul of Putin, and I could have told him, he was a KGB agent,Clinton said. "By definition he doesn't have a soul. I mean, this is a waste of time, right? This is nonsense, but this is the world...
- Mikhail Kasyanov in Ninemsn
This is a secret service KGB operation to transfer power from one person to another,said ex-premier Mikhail Kasyanov, who was disqualified from the ballot.