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Putin's Shout-Out to 'Sleeper Agents' in the US on Russian TV (Video)

Ahead of the 95th anniversary of Russia's foreign intelligence service Putin sends his best regards to Russia's "illegals" abroad

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Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably know that 'The Americans', a TV series about Russian sleeper agents living in the US in the early 80's is a national sensation in the US, one of the most popular series ever, recently extended to a 6th year in 2018.

If you haven't seen it, here is a trailer for the 2017 series.  It's good:

<figcaption>Russian spies in the US - it's a thing</figcaption>
Russian spies in the US - it's a thing


So a lot of people watching this will probably think, well, this is Hollywood fantasy - well guess what, it is real.  It is very real.

The fact is that when the USSR collapsed and a wave of Russians flooded Europe and America, this gave Russian intelligence unprecedented opportunities to send sleeper agents to the US.  And they took full advantage of it, as spymaster Putin explains, right here.

Be afraid America.  Be very afraid ...



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