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Bumblers or just brazen? Spotlight on Russia's ascendant GRU


September 9, 2018

PARIS (AP) — It seems like a spy film parody — two burly Russian agents staying in a low-end London hotel and doctoring a perfume flask with deadly nerve agent, oblivious to the security cameras filming them along the way.

The operation to poison ex-spy Sergei Skripal in Britain was either botched, or intentionally obvious. But experts say it's hallmark GRU, the Russian military spy agency with a brutish reputation that's increasingly taking on high-profile, high-risk operations to damage Russia's enemies, or simply strike fear.

After British authorities identified two alleged GRU agent...

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