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  • n  Russia's intelligence service responsible for foreign operations, intelligence-gathering and analysis, and the exchange of intelligence information; collaborates with other countries to oppose proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and organized crime
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  • Inside the Ring: Russian intel and Edward Snowden
    Russia's SVR intelligence service, successor to the KGB, is behind a coordinated Moscow campaign to exploit the case of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden by fueling anti-U.S. sentiment in Russia, according to U.S. officials. State-controlled Russian media in recent days actively promoted an online White House petition urging ...
    July 4, 2013 - The Washington Times

  • Vladimir Putin in Reuters
    Fradkov's appointment as the director of the SVR (foreign intelligence service) underscores the important place foreign intelligence plays in the system of Russia's state institutions,Putin said in televised remarks.
  • Sergei Tretyakov in Scotland on Sunday
    Sergei Tretyakov, a recent defector from the SVR, said earlier this year that "Russia is doing everything it can to embarrass the US: the SVR residenturas in the US are not less, but in some aspects even more active today than during the Cold War".
  • Oleg Kalugin in Los Angeles Times
    But Kalugin says that about two years ago a new division was created inside the FSB, "a special department to carry out operations outside Russia. This was FSB, no question, not SVR."

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