The British newspaper the Daily Mail offers a piece on how Russian dictator Vladimir Putin attempted to assassinate a former Russian intelligence officer in 2018.
Vladimir Putin tried to assassinate a Kremlin intelligence officer turned American spy in a move that led to a series of retaliations between U.S. and Russian spy agencies, a new report revealed on Monday.
Putin tried - and failed - to eliminate Aleksandr Poteyev, who had been a high-ranking Russian intelligence official more than a decade earlier, in Miami in 2018.
It was a part of Putin's greater plan to eliminate turncoats and defectors. Poteyev's betrayal was particularly grating as it led to the United States arresting 11 spies living undercover in cities across America, including the red-haired Russian honeypot Anna Chapman.
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You can also read my Washington Times piece on the history of Soviet assassins via the below link or the below text:
In Ian Fleming’s 1957 thriller “From Russia With Love,” his finest novel in my view, a psychopath assassin named Donovan “Red” Grant is sent by Soviet intelligence to the West to kill British operative James Bond.