U.S. HIRES COMPANY WITH K.G.B. LINK TO GUARD MOSCOW EMBASSY

ELITE SECURITY, REACHED BY TELEPHONE IN MOSCOW, DECLINED TO COMMENT ON THE ROLE IN THE COMPANY OF MR. BUDANOV AND HIS SON.

A FIRM WITH TIES TO PRESIDENT VLADIMIR V. PUTIN'S FORMER BOSS IN THE RUSSIAN SPY SERVICE HAS BEEN EMPLOYED TO PROTECT AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS.

Mr. Budanov said that being referred to in that way by "an enemy agent" had "helped me back then, and it still helps me do my work today."

MOSCOW — When President Vladimir V. Putin in July ordered American diplomatic missions in Russia to slash their staff by 755 employees, the State Department said it would need time to assess the “impact of such a...

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