Internationally Renowned Expert on the Russian Intelligence Community
Yuri Shvets is an internationally renowned expert on the Russian intelligence community. He has a unique insight on personalities, culture, motivations, goals and modus operandi of President Putin and his inner circle and was trained by the same secret books as those who presently rule Russia. Read More >
My Life As A KGB Spy In America
Russia is ruled by an organized crime group, yet Putin’s evolution went from Mr. Nobody to a thug to a Tsar. As an insider, Shvets knows Putin has a strong inferiority complex, which he tries to suppress by machismo with childish overtones. Shvets explains to audiences that political and economic systems developed under Putin’s presidency are designed to help him stay in power, but kill the economy. To deflect the Russian people’s attention away from the deteriorating economic situation, Putin needs foreign and domestic “enemies.” On an international arena, he will bite as much as he is allowed. Containing Putin’s Russia is the main challenge for the West, and Shvets has recipes of how to do this efficiently and safely.
In this keynote, Yuri Shvets discusses the criminalization of the Russian security agencies during the 1990s, which have now turned into a major organized crime group under Putin. Currently, the FSB is the dominant intel agency and has become a for profit corporation, with achievements and failures. In addition, Shvets shares how there are Russian intelligence operations against the US, with immigration from Russia being used widely to build the “fifth column” in the US and Europe, causing implications for the US intelligence community.
What lies behind Putin’s intelligence community? Shvets uses his insider knowledge to share active measures they are taking, recruitment practices, money laundering and the use of deadly force (including poisons) to assassinate people inside Russia and abroad.