Russia: April 5, 2000


A retired US Navy captain, working in Russia for an American company, was arrested as a spy. There is quite a bit of commercial espionage and data collection going on in Russia, as foreign firms look for technology, or high tech firms, to buy or invest in. The Russians look upon this investigative activity as plain old spying, while in the West it is simply considered a prudent business practice. Foreigners have run afoul of these cultural differences before. The former naval officer in this case had a background in intelligence work, which no doubt aroused Russian suspicions, and also made the man qualified for this sort of work in the first place.  


Article Archive

Russia: Current 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 



Help Keep Us From Drying Up

We need your help! Our subscription base has slowly been dwindling.

Each month we count on your contribute. You can support us in the following ways:

  1. Make sure you spread the word about us. Two ways to do that are to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
  2. Subscribe to our daily newsletter. We’ll send the news to your email box, and you don’t have to come to the site unless you want to read columns or see photos.
  3. You can contribute to the health of StrategyPage.
Subscribe   contribute   Close