Dead Drop: November 2

G-R-U KIDDING ME?  Not since Maxwell Smart’s CONTROL have we seen a more gaffe-prone intelligence Agency than Russia’s GRU.  In the latest illustration of apparent ineptitude, ABC reports that Russian journalists have discovered that “the Russian Defense Ministry sought to conceal the identities of dozens of children of alleged GRU officers living in a Moscow housing complex by adding 100 years to their ages in administrative registries.” So, if you come across any 100+ year-old Russians still living with their moms and dads – good chance at least one of their parents is a GRU officer.

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