Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 161

The director of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) told reporters yesterday that a "hotline" set up by the agency back in June had yielded "staggering" results. Nikolai Kovalev said that some 80 calls received on the special line had been worth following up. He also claimed that the hotline had helped shut down the activities of several foreign intelligence services in Russia. (Russian agencies, September 1) The "hotline" project was an invitation to Russians spying for foreign powers to call the FSB in order to be recruited as double agents.

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