Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsVladimir Galkin
IN THE NEWS

Vladimir Galkin

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
December 30, 1997 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vladimir Galkin, a white-haired, chain-smoking former KGB spy, stepped off an airplane at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Oct. 29, 1996--and right into a nasty little diplomatic crisis that briefly and absurdly threatened to revive the spy-versus-spy rivalries of the Cold War.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
December 30, 1997 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vladimir Galkin, a white-haired, chain-smoking former KGB spy, stepped off an airplane at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Oct. 29, 1996--and right into a nasty little diplomatic crisis that briefly and absurdly threatened to revive the spy-versus-spy rivalries of the Cold War.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 1996
Vladimir Galkin is a former spy who on Oct. 29 came in from the cold of a Moscow autumn to what he expected would be the welcoming warmth of a trade show in New Jersey, where he hoped to do some business. But when Galkin set foot on U.S. soil for the first time he was immediately taken into custody by the FBI and charged with espionage. It seems that Galkin, who retired from the KGB in 1992, once directed a spying operation from Moscow that sought to steal technical information on a U.S.
NEWS
November 17, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
A former KGB agent held in the United States on espionage charges flew back to a hero's welcome in Moscow on Saturday and said it felt great to be free again. Washington dismissed its case against Vladimir Galkin on Thursday after Moscow threatened retaliatory measures. Russia believes the United States violated an unwritten, gentlemanly code of honor in international espionage allowing former agents to travel freely.
NEWS
November 15, 1996 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an embarrassing incident that spawned a furious bureaucratic tussle between the CIA and the FBI, the Clinton administration agreed Thursday to drop espionage charges against a former Soviet KGB spy arrested in New York last month. Faced with an explicit threat of Russian retaliation against CIA spies or other U.S. officials in Moscow, the Justice Department agreed to drop its prosecution of Vladimir Galkin, a former "Star Wars" spy who was arrested by the FBI at John F.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|