Ghost Stories: Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Illegals
On June 27, 2010, the FBI arrested 10 illegal agents of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, or SVR. This long-running foreign counterintelligence investigation was code-named Ghost Stories within the FBI. On October 19, 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder recognized the Ghost Stories team for its “exceptionally creative and tenacious multi-year investigation.” This release of Ghost Stories material includes documents, photos, and videos related to the activities and arrest of the SVR illegals.
Ghost Stories: Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Illegals: ImagesThese pictures were taken or seized during the decade-long Ghost Stories investigation. They are higher quality images of pictures found in the accompanying documents.
DocumentsThese documents were compiled by FBI investigators for use in interviewing suspects, presenting to the grand jury, or referencing in the criminal complaints presented against the arrested spies. Most are heavily redacted as indicated in the brief descriptions that accompany the files.
VideosThese videos were taken during the decade-long Ghost Stories investigation.