Bearing the hallmarks of a Cold War spy thriller, Russia’s counterintelligence agency says it caught a CIA officer trying to flip a Russian operative with promises of millions of dollars, a new face and detailed instructions on a double-agent conspiracy in Moscow.
The Federal Security Service (FSB) Public Relations Center announced that detained individual was Ryan Christopher Fogle, a career diplomat working as the third secretary of the Political Section of the American Embassy in Moscow.
The agency stressed that Fogle had “special technical equipment” in his possession, including an additional wig, multiple pairs of dark sunglasses and cash in euros – along with a Moscow atlas, a compass, a knife, and an American Bic lighter.
Fogle was wearing a blond wig at the time of his interception and was delivered to the FSB receiving office for questioning. Following all of the necessary procedures, he was handed over to representatives of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
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