December 6, 1997 |
Russia formally filed espionage charges Friday against Richard L. Bliss, an American engineer, accusing him of illegally importing satellite equipment and transmitting secret information to San Diego with it. Bliss, an employee for San Diego-based Qualcomm Inc. who was arrested last month, has admitted that he brought his equipment illegally into Russia, but he denies espionage charges, the Federal Security Service told the semiofficial Itar-Tass news agency.
August 23, 1997 |
Fallen apples and yellowed leaves from a tree sheltering the grave of Paul Edward Tatum are the only tributes to the slain American hotelier whose ashes now rest at Kuntsevo Cemetery in a remote Moscow suburb. Nine months after the 41-year-old Oklahoman was gunned down in an apparent contract killing, his memory and legacy have been virtually erased from the booming capitalist landscape he helped bring into being.
November 19, 1996 |
Asserting that future U.S. aid to Russia will depend on the Russian government's willingness to crack down on crime and corruption, House Republicans on Monday called on Russian President Boris Yeltsin to step up the investigation into the recent slaying of an Orange County businessman in Moscow. In a letter to the Russian leader, Rep.
November 7, 1996 |
Russian Interior Minister Anatoly S. Kulikov said he is personally supervising the investigation into the killing of American businessman Paul E. Tatum in Moscow. Tatum, 41, was shot 11 times Sunday as he emerged from a subway station a few hundred yards from the Radisson-Slavjanskaya Hotel, in which he held a 40% stake. Kulikov said investigators are considering various motives, including a showdown with other owners of the hotel.
November 5, 1996 |
The contract-style slaying here of a former Orange County entrepreneur has been condemned as a criminal act that will not go unpunished, but business people and diplomats privately expressed fears Monday that the chilling assassination of Paul E. Tatum will scare away already wary Western investors.
July 28, 1996 |
The security chief of the former Soviet republic of Georgia has accused Russian secret services of ordering the 1993 killing of an American believed to be a CIA agent, a newspaper reported. Fred Woodruff was shot in the head outside Tbilisi, the Georgian capital. The U.S. government ruled it "a random act of violence." Georgian Security Minister Shota Kviraya accused his predecessor, Igor Giorgadze, of arranging the killing on Moscow's orders, according to the respected Segodnya newspaper.
May 13, 1996 |
Russia's intelligence service disclosed Sunday that it has expelled an American businessman for "activities damaging the interests of Russian state security," the third espionage allegation by the Kremlin in less than a week and a sign that the age of East-West trust may be over.
August 13, 1995 |
Russia has demanded the immediate expulsion of an American military instructor detained earlier this month near a nuclear weapons plant in Siberia, the Foreign Ministry announced Saturday. The ministry said it submitted a formal protest Friday to the U.S. Embassy, declaring Army Capt. Jason Lynch "an undesirable person" and demanding that he leave Russia. U.S. Embassy officials could not immediately be reached for comment.
April 22, 1995 |
The president of the Soros Foundation appealed for help Friday in finding a well-known American disaster relief worker who has disappeared in Chechnya and is feared dead or held captive. Frederick C. Cuny, a 50-year-old specialist in disaster relief who has worked in more than 30 war zones from Biafra to Bosnia, has not been heard from directly since March 31. A message from companions was received April 9.
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December 7, 1994 |
Her boyfriend said he was taking her 2-year-old daughter on a birthday visit to Disneyland. Instead, Nataliya Kaminskaya's little girl began an international odyssey nearly a year ago when she was kidnaped to Russia from her Los Angeles home. On Tuesday, the FBI disclosed that Monique Michelle was rescued by its counterpart in Moscow--Russian MVD agents helping to enforce a new U.S. law that prohibits international parental abductions.