Archive for the ‘New Russia’ Category

I sure hope so. I haven’t added a new post since August and nothing about spies or spying since June. I’ve been busy with other writing projects.

I have noticed something interesting, though. On my websites,  http://roofmanthespy.com/  and  http://roofmanpansini.com/  I’ve been recording more traffic. And a good deal of that traffic comes from Russia. I suspect that a good deal of that traffic might have something to do with Mr. Aldrich Ames. (I still wish him well despite what he did.)

Now isn’t that interesting. And today is election day! We are so fortunate to live in such a great country.

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 Recently, WordPress has added a new feature to its dashboard: hits can now be tracked by country. And since I added a post about Aldrich Ames, I am getting hits from the Russian Federation. How cool is that! Haven’t sold any ebooks there yet but who knows.

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Russia's Federal Security ServiceLooks like Russia still has ballistic missiles, and they’re still aimed at U.S. Why am I not surprised? And according to this Associated Press article, we are still spying on them — and them on U.S. Again, why am I not surprised?

Speaking only for myself, I miss the good ole days of the cold war, because nothing terrible ever happened. There was certainty: we would never launch against the U.S.S.R and they would never launch against U.S.

The only thing that does surprise me about this story, click on this link   Russian officer convicted of spying, is that Lt. Col. Vladimir Nesterets only got 13 years and not a bullet in the head. But then, people die in American prisons all the time, so I can only assume the same holds true in Lubyanka.

This quote from the article I find particularly intriguing:

“Political scientist Pavel Salin said the case against Lt. Col. Nesterets should be seen in the context of the (Russian) presidential election.

‘The Russian authorities are pushing the idea of Russia as a besieged fortress, and in order to buttress this idea they need big, scandalous cases to show that the Western special services are active on the country’s territory,’ Salin said.”

 An interesting post from StratFor Global Intelligence. I like these guys because they gave ROOFMAN a good review.

Anyway, if Russia is reconstituting itself into an empire, I say, “Go for it!” That can only help my book sales.

After all these years, I still wonder how Mikhail Katkov is doing in the new Russia. I can only wish him well.

To read the StratFor post, go to: StratFor Blog