CIA helping Russia, wow, who would have imagined? Even your adversaries deserve to have citizens free from terror (though we know what is suspected of their leaders). As in most cases, good job by the CIA. CIA 'helped stop Russia terror attack' The news has emerged in accounts of a phone call between the US and Russian presidents. President Vladimir Putin thanked Donald Trump for the CIA's intervention, the Kremlin was quoted as saying. Mr Putin promised to alert US officials if it received any similar intelligence relating to the US, Interfax reported.