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Escaping from the Iron Curtain

World famous spy Sergei Tretyakov, who defected 10 years ago, talks about his defection and his life since then in this special WTOP series.

Tags: Sergei Tretyakov , Helen Tretyakov , Soviet Union , Russia , Russian government , Mikhail Gorbachev , Boris Yeltsin , Vladimir Putin , Pete Earley , J.J. Green

Friday - 06/25/2010, 07:45pm EDT

CIA vs SVR

What's the difference between Russian intelligence and U.S. intelligence today? A source with knowledge of both CIA and Russia's SVR, formerly known as the KGB says the SVR has an unlimited supply of money to recruit spies. The source also says it depends on the quality and amount of information a spy can provide. Still the source says, the SVR tries to save money and says American turncoats Aldrich Aimes, and Robert Hanssen could have gotten ten times more than they got from the Russian intelligence.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , CIA , SVR , Russia

Monday - 04/05/2010, 11:02am EDT