Russia scorns 'clumsy' spying after alleged CIA agent's arrest in Moscow

Supected US agent Ryan Fogle in Russian custody. Photo: AFP

Russia yesterday accused the US of "crude and clumsy" spying on its territory after a suspected CIA agent was caught in Moscow seeking to recruit an agent while disguised in a blonde wig.

Thursday, 16 May, 2013, 2:39am

US ambassador summoned in Russia spy row

US Ambassador Michael McFaul arrives at the Russian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Moscow, on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

US ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul on Wednesday met officials at the foreign ministry after being summoned to explain the presence of an alleged CIA agent working undercover at the embassy who was detained this week.

15 May 2013 - 3:20pm

Russia flexes military muscle on Victory Day

An honour guard from the Presidential Regiment marches at the Red Square in Moscow, on Thursday, during a Victory Day parade. Photo: AFP

Fighter jets screamed over Red Square and heavy tanks rumbled over its cobblestones on Thursday as Russia flexed its military muscle on the anniversary of its costly victory over Nazi Germany in the second world war.

9 May 2013 - 6:35pm

Briefs, December 15, 2012

Cayman Islands president McKeeva Bush. Photo: AP

Ex-cop sentenced over journalist's murder

15 Dec 2012 - 4:51am

Zuckerberg in Moscow to boost Facebook’s Russia presence

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (right) and Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg meet outside Moscow on Monday. Photo: AFP

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was on Monday in Moscow on a visit the government believes should stimulate innovation in Russia and the social network hopes will boost its position in the Russian market.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Chinese girl studies at the Bolshoi Ballet

Chinese girl studies at the Bolshoi Ballet

When Josephine Cheung Ching-nga checked her e-mail on the bus coming home from dance class two years ago, she almost screamed with excitement.

19 Aug 2012 - 6:25pm

Fight club

In the rolling fields to the west of Moscow, armed men are on the march. The afternoon sun glints off the steel of a cavalier's sword; double-headed eagles and imperial crowns gleam amid the flames of combat. Cannons roar and the whiff of gunpowder hangs in the air once again.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Teens put books aside to chase Bolshoi dream

Two teenagers aspiring to be ballerinas have overcome their parents' objections to follow their hearts and their dream - all the way to a prestigious ballet school in Russia.

28 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

No thrills, but spy saga a timely reminder

Reports that the end of the cold war meant the demise of armies of spies and the fiction genre they spawned long ago proved premature. Rather, the plot has thickened, as we are reminded by the latest counter-espionage coup.

10 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Hong Kong men and women into last eight

Hong Kong women's team have secured five consecutive wins to reach the quarter-finals of the World Team Championships in Moscow. Despite resting two top players, Jiang Huajun and Tie Yana, Hong Kong beat Ukraine 3-0 in their final group C match yesterday through Lau Sui-fei, Zhang Rui and Yu Kwok-see.

28 May 2010 - 12:00am

Double happiness for Hong Kong paddlers

27 May 2010 - 12:00am

Russia frees traders arrested at market

Nearly 200 Chinese traders detained for a month following a clampdown on a vast wholesale market in Moscow have been released, the Foreign Ministry said yesterday.

The ministry said the Chinese merchants were allowed to go after paying a fine. They were believed to have been released between July 27 and July 29.

4 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Bolshoi to select two HK academy dancers to study in Russia

Ballet companies don't come more renowned than the Bolshoi. In a first, two students from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts will be chosen by a pair of Bolshoi directors to join the Russian ballet company for a semester.

11 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Dog's dinner is the food website that inspired a thousand others - primarily due to arguments with founder 'Alpha Dog' Jim Leff. As with any online discussion 'community', there's bound to be in-fighting among members but the moderators are good at preventing arguments from getting too nasty.

23 Nov 2008 - 12:00am



The Bolshoi Ballet

HK Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

Reviewed: Sept 17

23 Sep 2008 - 12:00am