Considering the intensity and success of Russian spying, it's not surprising Putin names a previously unnamed Caucasus mountain in honor of spies:
MOSCOW, December 11 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin named on Thursday a mountain peak in the Caucasus in honor of Russian spies.
Putin's office says the prime minister signed a resolution to call a previously nameless mountain the Peak of Russian Counterintelligence Agents.
A spy at the heart of Nato may have passed secrets on the US missile shield and cyber-defence to Russian Intelligence, it has emerged.
Herman Simm, 61, an Estonian defence ministry official who was arrested in September, was responsible for handling all of his country's classified information at Nato, giving him access to every top-secret graded document from other alliance countries.
He was recruited by the Russians in the late 1980s and has been charged in Estonia with supplying information to a foreign power.
The past efforts of the Soviet KGB are still bearing fruit and ‘former' KGB spies are still in the business:
FOX News has learned the recent cyber attack on the U.S. military's classified computer network has been traced to a front company operated by several former Russian spies.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Wednesday warned the Russians had already used cyber warfare in Georgia.
"There was a preceding effort in denial of [internet] service ... by let us say sympathizers to the Russian side of the dispute. That was a prelude and an adjunct to the military attack where Russian troops entered Georgia," Chertoff said. "I think this is a harbinger of what's to come, the use of cyber attacks -- preparing the battlefield, so to speak."
As Russian spies continue to prepare the battlefield, and have success doing it, Putin, while honoring the past, is most surely honoring the future.