Merkel and Putin have drastically different backgrounds when it comes to negotiating.
The president also thanked his security services for keeping Russia's new generation of weapons secret.
The Siberian man, labeled the "Novosibirsk Maniac" is on the verge of being convicted after a marathon investigation, and it all began with a stolen phone.
A new poll shows an increase in popularity across the board for state security careers, but it may not all be down to the job itself.
Putin served in the secret intelligence agency from 1975-1991.
Whatever the historical context, most of the Kremlin's agents "have always been true servants of the state and patriots," the former KGB officer said.
Oswald met with a KGB agent and called and wrote to Soviet diplomatic missions, the new files show, but Moscow insisted he was "mentally unstable."
Russia's foreign ministry and its embassy in the U.K. went after Langley after an ad for new Russian-language officers went online.
The agency's director reportedly visited the Russian capital in May.
Trump's advisers are "fundamentally unable to tie their own shoelaces" and Putin must think it is "beautiful," according to an ex-Soviet sleeper agent.
It is not the first time Russians have turned up in Ukraine under suspicious circumstances.
Moscow police arrested hundreds, including protest leader Alexei Navalny, who called for an anti-corruption march in the Russian capital.
Less than an hour's car ride from the trenches, you'd hardly know there was a war on.
Russian hacking and interference in elections won't end with Trump.
The video has a quarter of a million downvotes on YouTube.
Ukraine's general prosecutor said it will charge Stalin and Lavrenti Beria over 70-year-old crimes, and is still investigating the mass starvation of 1932-33.
Russian lawmakers deny allegations that Russia was behind the hacking of the Democratic Party during the election campaign.
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According to a ministry spokeswoman, the diplomat was purchasing cancer drugs at the time.
The country is looking to increase pensions and lower retirement age.