Russia attempts Smear against New NATO Chief

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg

In what can only be described as an attempted smear by Russia against the new Chief of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, RIA Novosti published an article citing a failed attempt at recruitment in the early 1990s.

RIA Novosti links the Norwegian head of NATO to the KGB. Norwegian intelligence officials acknowledged the failed attempt.

I have never seen such a blatant attempt at smearing the good name of a sitting NATO official.  This is a new method, an obvious failed blackmail attempt by the FSB.

I detect desperation on the part of Russian officials.