Italian newspapers reported today that spy software was found on phone chargers and thumb drives given to attendees of the September G-20 summit, hosted in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The two security agencies may be discussing Russian measures to prevent further Snowden leaks.
In exchange, the former NSA contractor says he will not release any more US secrets.
Russian officials are avoiding inflammatory language as they talk about the case of Ryan Fogle, a US diplomat suspected of being a CIA agent.
Vladislav Surkov was once one of the president's most influential and deft advisers. His forced resignation suggests the Kremlin may be pursuing blunter ways of manipulating the political landscape.