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The spies who came in from the Cold War

14 May 2020 - 15:53

Intelligence services of other countries often play a key role in covert influencing operations that target political decision-making directly, or focus on the manipulation of public perceptions indirectly. Rarely has an intelligence service of a major power received so much public attention over such a short period of time as has happened to the GRU.

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