A-Z Archive

From the pages of Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine since May 2001

V. Sign. Significance, meaning. See Secret BBC spy broadcasts. Legacy. Feature. ES99, 2015
V-1. WWII German cruise missile. Feature. US missile project involving pigeons. (See Animals and Espionage). ES72, 2011
Vadin. Former Russian IT special claims FSB directly involved with MI6 agent Sergei Skripal assassination attempt. Visas and Infiltration. Feature. ES119, 2019
Vahidi, Ahmad. ES84, 2013
Vakstein, Maxim. Foundation for Advanced Research. See Quantum Computing. ES115, 2018
Valdai Club. ES76, 2011
Valdes, Idael Fumero. Colonel. Cuba National Police. ES104, 2016
Valentine, Jean. (See Code-Breaking). ES74, 2011
Valentine, Jean. Codebreaker. ES75, 2011
Valentinovich, Igor. Director of GRU. Response to US expullsion of 35 Russian diplomats and spies from country. Major cyber attacks and hacking of US computer networks during Presidential election campaign. The Sting: Persona Non Grata. Major Feature. ES107, 2017
Validol. A.k.a. Valid Lurakhmanov. See SBU. No Funeral in Kiev: Spy Games to Catch an Assassin. Major Feature. ES116, 2018
Valkyrie. (See Adolf Hitler). ES75, 2011
Vallance, Andrew. D-Notice Secretary. ES91, 2014
Vallance, Andrew. ES59, 2008
Valley of the Kings. ES49, 2007
Valli, Alida. ES90, 2014
Valls, Manuel. ES82, 2012
Valls, Manuel. ES85, 2013
Valls, Manuel. France Prime Minister. ES100, 2015
Valls, Manuel. French Prime Minister. ES104, 2016
Van Lew Mansion, ES56, 2008
Vance, Cyrus. (See Jose Pimentel). ES77, 2012
Vance, J.H. General. Chief of Defence Staff. Canada. ES103, 2016
Vandenberg AFB. (See Missile Defense Shield). ES58, 2008
Vandenberg AFB. ES42, 2006
Vandenberg, Hoyt S. Director CIA. ES41, 2006
Vaneker, Chris. Royal Dutch Air Force. Former pilot guilty of espionage. Feature. ES77, 2012
Vanguard Class submarines. ES91, 2014
Vanguard satellite. Cold War satellites still circling Earth. Feature. ES119, 2019
Vanguard. Hypersonic glider project. Russia. ES117, 2018
Vanilla Sky. ES33, 2005
Vanity Fair. ES50, 2007
Vansittart, Robert. ES60, 2008
Vansittart, Robert. See also Buckinghamshire, England. Espionage, operations, spies and intelligence figures linked to county of Buckinghamshire. Buckinghamshire Spies: 600 Years of Spies, Villains and Spycatchers. Major Feature. ES101, 2016
Vanunu, Mordechai. (See also Whistleblower: Feature. Hero, Villain, Traitor or Spy?). ES86, 2013
Vanunu, Mordechai. Arrested again. ES30, 2004/5
Vanunu, Mordechai. ES118, 2018
Vanunu, Mordechai. ES2, 2002
Vanunu, Mordechai. ES90, 2014
Vanunu, Mordechai. Feature on jailed Israeli scientist. ES1, 2001
Vanunu, Mordechai. Freed. Feature. Out of the Fire. ES25, 2004
Vanunu, Mordechai. Freedom beckons. ES12, 2002
Vanunu, Mordechai. Israel imposes travel ban. ES48, 2007
Vanunu, Mordechai. See also Mossad recruiting campaign. Females targeted. The Mossad. Wanted - Women of Strength. Feature. ES107, 2017
Vardon, Pearl. Feature. Love and Treason on Jersey. ES1, 2001
Vargo, Bruce. ES61, 2009
Vartanyan, Gevork Andreyevich. Famous Russian spy dies. (See Operation Long Jump). ES78, 2012
Vartanyan, Goar. ES78, 2012
Vasenkov, Mikhal. A.k.a. Juan Lazaro. See SVR. ES69, 2010
Vasilenko, Gennady. CIA get back agent in spy exchange. ES69, 2010
Vasilenko, Gennady. ES115, 2018
Vasiliev, Leonid. ES84, 2013
Vasiliev, Yevgeny. ES113, 2018
Vasilyev, Alexei. Alleged Russian FSB cyber spy. ES113, 2018
Vassal, John. KGB spy. ES80, 2012
Vassall, John. ES113, 2018
Vassall, John. ES53, 2008
Vassall, John. ES65, 2009
Vassall, John. ES98, 2015
Vassall, John. Feature. Pink Circles and Honey Traps. ES42, 2006
Vassall, John. See Tradecraft - Silent Spies and Communication. ES87, 2013
Vassiliev, Alexander. ES63, 2009
Vassiliev, Vladimir. ES11, 2002
Vatican City Swiss Guards. ES104, 2016
Vatican City. ES33, 2005
Vatican. Clergy. Religious figures who have featured in the world of intelligence. Clergy Spies. Major Feature. ES104, 2016
Vatican. Espionage operations. Feature. Corridors of Silence. ES33, 2005
Vatican. Secret codes. ES57, 2008
Vatican. Senior priest resigns in spy row. ES46, 2007
Vaudois University Hospital Centre, Lausanne, Switzerland. See Yasar Arafat. ES88, 2013
Vaughan, Hal. ES75, 2011
Vaught, Major General James. ES89, 2014
Vault 7. CIA branches targeting electronic media named by WikiLeaks. Langley's Not So Secret Vault 7. Major Feature. ES108, 2017
Vault-7. Leaks. FBI trace allege source of leak of CIA documents to WikiLeaks. Feature. ES116, 2018
Vauxhall Cross. ES57, 2008
Vauxhall Cross. Media reports MI6 may relocate due to economy drive. MI6 and MI6 on the Move? Feature. ES100, 2015
Vauxhall Cross. MI6 Headquarters. ES20, 2003
Vauxhall Cross. MI6 Headquarters. ES66, 2010
Vavilov, Alex. See also Operation Ghost Stories. ES110, 2017
Vavilov, Alexander. ES104, 2016
Vavilov, Elena. ES104, 2016
Vavilov, Tim. See also Operation Ghost Stories. ES110, 2017
Vavilov, Timothy. ES104, 2016
Vavilov, Yelena. See also Operation Ghost Stories. ES110, 2017
Vavilova, Elena. A.k.a. Tracey Lee Ann Foley. See also SVR. ES69, 2010
Vavilova, Yelena. ES81, 2012
Vaz, Keith. ES57, 2008
Vaz, Keith. ES85, 2013
Vaz, Keith. Home Affairs Committee Chair. ES88, 2013
VBIED. Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device. ES35, 2005
V-bombers. ES115, 2018
V-Bombers. Valiant, Victor, Vulcan. ES44, 2006
VBR. Vauxhall Bridge Road. MI6 Field Station London. ES66, 2010
Vegera, Victor. ES55, 2008
Vehicle Bugs. (See Bugs - Spy Tradecraft). ES48, 2007
Vehicle Security. ES77, 2012
Vehicle Tracking. ES15, 2003
Veitman, Vladimir. ES95, 2015
Velche, Raymond. A.k.a. Roland Verge. See Rainbow Warrior). ES3, 2001
Velvet Revolution. (See also Haval, Vaclav). ES77, 2012
Venediktov, Alexei. ES100, 2015
Veness, David. ES21, 2003
Venezuela. CIA accused of attempt to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro using MUAV. Feature. ES117, 2018
Venezuela. ES49, 2007
Vengeance. Film. Steven Spielberg. (See Europa Hotel Incident and Mossad). ES68, 2010
Venlo Incident. Feature. (See MI6). ES60, 2008
Venlo Incident. Feature. ES39, 2006
Venona. Exploiting Russian diplomatic signals. ES42, 2006
Venona. Secret NSA project to secure intelligence on Soviet spies. ES83, 2013
Venture Magazine. (See Anna Chapman). ES74, 2011
Venture Star. Feature. America's fantastic bomber project. ES4, 2001
Vera. See Vera Schalburg. ES94, 2014
Verizon. ES41, 2006
Vermork Hydroelectric Plant, Norway. German WWII atomic programme. The Spy Who Saved the World. Out of Time. Major Feature. ES113, 2018
Verviers. Belgium security services eliminate ISIS cell. The Verviers Incident. Feature. ES95, 2015
Vesti Nedeli. Broadcasts programme regarding death of Litvinenko. ES67, 2010
Vesti Nedeli. Russia state television company. ES100, 2015
Vetrov, Vladimir. Colonel. KGB. (See Farewell Dossier). ES24, 2004
Vetrov, Vladimir. Colonel. KGB. (See Line-X). ES75, 2011
VEVAK. Ministry of Intelligence. ES84, 2013
VEVAK. Ministry of Intelligence. Iran. Feature. The Illusionist Hand of Iran's VEVAK. Inside VEVAK. Propaganda and creative elements. ES84, 2013
VGDSh. Antenna. ES90, 2014
VHF Airband Transceiver. ES42, 2006
VHF. Very High Frequency. (See ELINT). ES58, 2008
VIA Rail. (See Whirlpool Bridge Plot). ES85, 2013
Viagra and the CIA. Feature. ES60, 2009
Vic, Spain. See Barcelona. ISIS terrorist (TAV) attack. Ghosts of ISIS. Major Feature. ES111, 2017
Vickers, Kevin. See Canadian Parliament Building. ES94, 2014
Vickers, Michael. (See Defense Clandestine Service). ES79, 2012
Vickers, Michael. ES91, 2014
Victoria and Albert Museum, London. See OSINT. Secret Intelligence in the Media. Feature. (TC) ES91, 2014
Victoria and Albert Museum. See ASLIB. ES114, 2018
Victoria, Queen. ES61, 2009
Victorian spy camera. Feature. ES51, 2007
Victory Center, Alexandria, Virginia. Possible site of new FBI HQ. ES83, 2013
Victory Code. KGB. Feature. ES48, 2007
Victory Parade, Red Square, Moscow. ES74, 2011
Vidal, Josefina. Cuba Foreign Ministry. ES112, 2017
Video Surveillance by AQ in America. ES64, 2009
Video virtual training combat. ES33, 2005
Vienna International Centre. (United Nations). See Timothy Hampton). ES65, 2009
Vienna, Austria. ES49, 2007
Vienna, Virginia. (See Robert Hannsen). ES47, 2007
Vienna. City of Spies. Feature. Former Libyan chief minister Shokri Ghanem assassinated. ES79, 2012
Vienna. MI6 Field Station. ES60, 2008
Vienna. Nuclear deal involving so-called P5+1 buys Iran time. Feature. ES90, 2014
Viet Cong. ES7, 2002
Viet Cong. Use of insects in war with America. ES76, 2011
Vietnam War. Use of Visual Propaganda. See Deceptive Factor. Spy Tradecraft. Part Fourteen. (TC) ES117, 2018
Vietnam. Protests at US Embassy, London. (See MI6 Chief 's letter of protest). ES55, 2008
Vigenere, Blaise De. (See Ciphers). ES50, 2007
Vigilance Park, National Cryptologic Museum. ES83, 2013
Viking 300. Unmanned aircraft systems. ES86, 2013
Vilayat Dagestan. Terrorist organisation. ES89, 2014
Vilks, Lars. (See Jihad Jane). ES67, 2010
Vilks, Lars. ES96, 2015
Vilks, Lars. See Colleen LaRose. ES89, 2014
Villa, Pancho. (See Zimmermann Telegram). ES10, 2010
Villepin, Galouzeau de. French Foreign Minister on AQ. ES13, 2002
Villers-Cotterets, Paris. See ISIS Charlie Hebdo attack, Paris. ES95, 2015
Vilnai, Matan. ES81, 2012
Vinas, Bryant. ES64, 2009
Vincennes Air Incident. Feature. ES40, 2006
Vincent, Patrice. See Tentacles of ISIS. Feature. ISIS operatives and supporters launch and prepare attacks in Canada, UK, America and Europe. ES94, 2014
Vines, John. ES33, 2005
Vinnell Compound. AQ target. ES18, 2003
Vinnemann, Lt. Colonel Benedict. (See Annecy Shootings). ES84, 2013
VIO. Vetting Investigation Officer. (MI5). ES42, 2006
Violet Club. Codename for nuclear weapons bases in UK. Feature. ES4, 2001
Viper Surveillance. Visible Intermodal Protection and Response. Feature. ES38, 2006
Virginia Slims. See Angleton, James Jesus. The Constant Companion. See Strange But True. Feature. ES99, 2015
Virtual Lie Detector. Technological Spycraft. (TC) Major Feature. ES119, 2019
Virus. Influenza. Secret tests. ES1, 2001
Visa. European waiver flights concern CIA. ES61, 2009
Visby class corvette. ES94, 2014
Vishinski, Andrei. Soviet Foreign Minister. See also JSSL. ES103, 2016
Vision 2030. See Saudi Arabia. ES112, 2017
Visual and Audio Devices. (See Spy Tradecraft). ES41, 2006
Visual Propaganda. See Deceptive Factor. Spy Tradecraft. Part Fourteen. Seeing is Believing. A look at imagery manipulation and visual propaganda - powerful intelligence tools used for centuries to coerce, influence, deceive, attract and deflect attention (TC) ES117, 2018
VJ Day. Victory in Japan Day. ES104, 2016
VJ Day. Victory in Japan Day. ES99, 2015
VKoeL. Finnish Defence Intelligence Agency. ES114, 2018
Vladikavkav, North Ossetia. Terrorist attacks. ES89, 2024
Vladivostok. Russian naval base. ES65, 2009
VLF. Very Low Frequency. (See Silent Service. Feature. Submarines, Technology and Espionage). ES83, 2013
Vnesheconomnank (VEB). ES95, 2015
VNIIA. All Russia Research Institutes of Automatics. See also Quantum Computing. Intelligence services seek new computer technology that will change the cyber security world forever. Intelligence and Quantum Computing: An Invisible Arms Race. Major Feature. ES115, 2018
VNIIEF. Federal Nuclear Centre and Avangard Electromechanical Plant, Sarov, Russia. See also Novichok. ES115, 2018
Vnukovo Airport, Russia. See Metrojet Flight 9268. ES100, 2015
VOA. See also Covert Action. ES103, 2016
VOA. Voice of America. (See Radio Voices of the Clandestine Services). ES75, 2011
VOA. Voice of America. ES67, 2010
Vodafone. (See Greek phone tap mystery). ES40, 2006
Vogel, Wolfgang. (See The Mail Man). ES58, 2008
Voice Activated. Pen recorder. Product Review. ES74, 2011
Voice of Russia. See OSINT. Secret Intelligence in the Media. Feature. (TC) ES91, 2014
Voice Recognition. ES53, 2008
Voicemail. (See Hacking). ES73, 2011
Voiceprint Recognition. ES31, 2005
VOIP. Voice Over Internet Protocol. ES61, 2009
Volant Solo. ES72, 2011
Volga-Avia Express Flight 1303 blown up by terrorists. ES28, 2004
Volga-Avia Express Flight 1353. Terrorist attack. ES89, 2013
Volga-Dnepr. Russian air carrier.
Volga-Dnepr. See Mali. Terrorists strike at the Raddison Blue Hotel in Bamako, killing 19. Western Focus. Feature. ES100, 2015
Volgograd Metro Railway Station. ES89, 2014
Volgograd, Russia. Terror attack. ES100, 2015
Volgograd, Russia. Terrorists strike in city ahead of 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Train station and bus attacked. A Deadly 24 Hours. Feature. ES89, 2014
Volgooskaya Nuclear Power Station. ES30 2004/5
Volin, Pjotr. Estonia Defence Forces. ES118, 2018
Volkov, Konstantin. ES64, 2009
Voloshin, Vladislav. Captain Ukraine Air Force. See MH17. ES115, 2018
Vonsiatsky, Anastae. ES104, 2016
Voodoo. (See Cuban Missile Crisis). ES52, 2007
Vornik, Oleg. CEO DroneShield. ES117, 2018
Vorobyeva, Lyudmila. ES92, 2014
Voronenko, Denis. ES116, 2018
Voronenkov, Denis. Russian politician assassinated. Handwriting of Moscow. ES108, 2017
Voronokov, Denis. Falling Down. Feature. ES118, 2018
Vorontovsky Park, Moscow. (See Ryan Fogle). ES85, 2013
Voss, Otto Hermann. ES53, 2008
Vostochny, Cosmodrome, Russia. ES117, 2018
Votel, Joseph. General. US. See Norgrove, Linda. ES107, 2017
Votel, Joseph. US General and Commander. US Central Command. ES109, 2017
VOX. Voice Operated Switches. ES88, 2013
Voynich Manuscript. See William F. Friedman. ES97, 2015
Voynich, Wildred. ES97, 2015
Voznyi, Yuriy. Colonel. Ukraine SBU Intelligence Officer Assassinated. Feature. ES110, 2017
VPDA. Vansittart Private Detective Agency. ES60, 2008
Vrije University, Brussels. ES113, 2018
VSA. Voice Stress Analysis. Feature. ES23, 2004
VSA. Voice Stress Analysis. Surveillance. ES76, 2011
VSD. State Security Department. Russia. ES103, 2016
VST. Virtual Simulation Training. ES93, 2014
Vucic, Aleksandar. President of Serbia. ES114, 2018
Vulcan bomber. Bombing of runway on Port Stanley. ES79, 2012
Vulcan Bomber. ES44, 2006
Vulliamy, Ed. See also Katherine Gun. ES101, 2016
Vulture. (See Animals and Espionage). ES72, 2011
Vulture. Five-year surveillance aircraft. ES56, 2008
VVER 1000. Pressurised water reactor. ES75, 2011
VX. Nerve agent. ES115, 2018
VX. Venomous Agent X. See Poison. Use of chemicals (multi-variety and deadly) by Intelligence organisations. Poison Deduction: The Assassins Playground. Major Feature. ES115, 2018
Vydizhenet. Feature on SVR spy Anna Chapman. ES69, 2010
Vympel NPO R-77. Air-to-air missile. ES101, 2016
VZ. Vojenske Zpravodajstvi. Czech Republic military intelligence. ES114, 2018