Tatyana Samolis, press spokeswoman for Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, has refused to comment on a German magazine report alleging that Russian intelligence has infiltrated NATO’s coded internal communications network. The magazine had claimed that six U.S. security officers formerly working in West Berlin had sold NATO’s secret telephone communications codes to the KGB in the waning days of the Cold War. The magazine claimed that German authorities are investigating the affair. (Interfax, May 26)
Russian Soldier Returns Home after 18 Months’ Chechen Captivity.