Russia Is Still Intimidating, Tracking And Breaking Into The Homes Of US Officials

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Eli Lake at the Washington Times has a fascinating look at the way that Russian intelligence services are intimidating American officials in the country, despite supposed talks of a "reset" for relations between the countries. The most obvious example was the apparent use of a bomb in Georgia near the US embassy last year. Georgia and the CIA now believe that the bomb was set under Russian orders.

But the tactic of intimidation goes far wider, Lake argues — and it's gotten worse in the last year.

Methods used include breaking and entering, anonymous threats, and attempts to blackmail the Americans with sex scandals.

Some Junior Foreign Service officers have come home to find "jewelry rearranged, cigarette butts

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/russia-spies-america-2011-8#ixzz1UAtUdekJ