Russia Uncovers American Spy Activity
Associated Press | May 12, 2005
MOSCOW - Russia's security chief said Thursday that his agency has uncovered U.S., British, Kuwaiti and Saudi spy activity that was being conducted under the cover of non-governmental organizations.
The head of the Federal Security Service or FSB, Nikolai Patrushev, also suggested that foreign governments are using NGOs to fund and support changes of power in former Soviet republics.
Patrushev told lawmakers in parliament that his agency, which is the main successor to the Soviet KGB, has prevented espionage operations by the United States, Britain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
``The activity by these states was conducted by non-government organizations working in Russia,'' Patrushev said. He did not name any organizations or give details about the alleged spying.