Tuesday, May 14, 2013
BREAKING: CIA Agent Detained in Russia | CIA Agent in Moscow tried to Recruit a Russian Secret Service Officer
CIA Agent Detained in Russia Russia's counterintelligence agency has detained a CIA agent in Moscow trying to recruit an officer of the Russian secret service, the Federal Security Service (FSB) announced. The agent was operating under guise of career diplomat.
The FSB Public Relations Center has announced that the person detained is Ryan Christopher Fogle, the third secretary of the Political Section of the American embassy in Moscow.
The agency stressed that Christopher had special technical equipment, printed instructions for the Russian citizen being recruited, a large sum of money and means to change the person's appearance.
The detainee was delivered to the FSB receiving office where he has been questioned and after all the necessary procedures he has been handed over to representatives of the US embassy in Moscow.
The website of the American embassy in Russia informs that its Political Section is engaged in "bringing to the attention of the Russian government the US position on the issues of foreign policy and security." The section's other task is to "inform Washington about the main provisions of the foreign and defense policy of Russia," as well as Russian domestic political life.