Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer talks with professor Sergei Plekhanov about Western misconceptions of today's Russia.
A new book, "Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America," reveals that the beloved American novelist was a spy in the service of the KGB -- but failed miserably at the job.
There has been speculation since last month's tragic plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 96 others that foul play might have brought the Tupolev Tu-154 down on that foggy night of April 10 However, early findings of a joint Polish-Russian probe (continued).
After six months, a potential lead has emerged in the murder case of Russian expatriate Alexander Litvinenko (pictured), who died in England last November after allegedly being poisoned with radioactive polonium-210. However, the suspect, former KGB officer Andrei Lugovoi, denies that he had a hand in Litvinenko's death, according to the BBC.
Alexander V. Litvinenko is dead after suffering an extensive illness he believed was caused by poisoning. A former KGB agent, Litvinenko had become critical of the Russian government. He began feeling ill after meeting in London with two Russians and an Italian security specialist.