CIA operations in Moscow during the Cold War were some of the most difficult and complex in the history of the agency. The city was teeming with tens of thousands of KGB agents and informants. The simple act of meeting a source for a face-to-face meeting required weeks of planning and risk assessments. To operate successfully in this hostile terrain required a new way of thinking about high-risk operations. The Moscow Rules were developed by the best case officers in the CIA to allow them a chance at meeting their sources safely and anonymously.
This color changing mug reveals the Moscow Rules only after you’ve filled it with a hot beverage. Until the time and place of your choosing, they remain hidden from view.
.: White ceramic
.: 11oz. (0.33 l) and 15oz. (0.44 l)
.: Rounded corners