Bohlen, Celestine. "An American and a Russian Held as Spies in Moscow." New York Times, 6 Apr. 2000. []

On 5 April 2000, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced that it had "arrested an unidentified American citizen and a Russian described as his accomplice on spying charges." The FSB statement described the American as "the head of a private company."


Bohlen, Celestine. "Putin Tells Why He Became a Spy." New York Times, 11 Mar. 2000. []

In a lengthy interview published in the 10 March 2000 issue of the daily newspaper Kommersant, Russia's acting president Vladimir V. Putin describes "how, in ninth grade, he was smitten by the romance of working for the secret service. The movie, 'The Sword and the Shield,' depicted the heroic deeds of a Soviet double agent in Nazi Germany." The interview is "one of six installments that will be published in book form next week." See also, David Hoffman, "Putin Discusses His Life as Russian Spy," Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2000, A14.


Bohlen, Celestine. "Yeltsin Dismisses Another Premier; K.G.B. Veteran Is In." New York Times, 10 Aug. 1999. []


Bohlen, Charles E. Witness to History, 1929-1969. New York: Norton, 1973.

Bohlen was U.S. Ambassador to Moscow from 1953 to 1957. Although it is certainly not the focus of his discussion of his time in the USSR, the author provides some coverage of intelligence-related matters.

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