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It also quoted an unnamed senior official of Germany's domestic counter-intelligence service as saying Russian intelligence had been strongly reinforced, so that almost as many operatives were now undercover on German territory as there were Soviet KGB agents during the Cold War.
Focus reported a Russian military intelligence officer had been caught trying to recruit a German soldier in order to get at confidential military documents.
The officer had been expelled following a German protest note to the Russian embassy in Berlin, it said.
The magazine also reported Russian agents had been observed in Hamburg trying to recruit informers in the police force.