The Moscow rules are rules-of-thumb said to have been developed during the Cold War to be used by spies and others working in Moscow:
In the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., the Moscow Rules are given as:
Never go against your gut.
Everyone is potentially under opposition control.
Do not look back; you are never completely alone.
Go with the flow, blend in.
Vary your pattern and stay within your cover.
Lull them into a sense of complacency.
Do not harass the opposition.
Pick the time and place for action.
Keep your options open.
Reciprocity is essential for effective diplomacy. If Putin demands that NATO forces deploy back to 1997 locations, then we must call for Russian soldiers & weapons to leave Crimea, Donbas, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Kaliningrad (the Iskanders), etc. Deal?
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) January 28, 2022