In the last post I indicated that Russia's special services, the FSB and SVR are making a welcome comeback and giving the US alphabet soup agencies something real to justify their budgets, taking their attention off of you and me.
Now the key thing to remember with these guys is, just don't piss them off. And be very skeptical if they invite you for tea.
Here's Viktor Yushchenko of Ukraine sporting his matinee-idol looks
and here he is not long after having dinner with somebody from the "competent organs"
And of course everybody has heard of Alexander Litvinenko who worked for the FSB
Another good-looking guy who bizarrely decided to make a career vocally criticizing his former employers. Fair enough, but the really bizarre part, was that he then decided to have tea with them. Can you see where he might have made a mistake? Poor old Alex didn't see this coming:
and of course, he's no longer with us, and his house in North London is unlikely to be habitable for about the next 100,000 years.