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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Werewolf on Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:05 pm

    sepheronx wrote:Well, good luck to them.  But Siberia is 95% Russian ethnicity with the other 5% being mixed of various types.  And it was quite evident of recent elections on how the parties that are quite anti Russian had so low votes that they were nobodies at all.

    It is funny.  They have this idea that separatism is fermented in Siberia or far east, but it really isn't.  There was a total of 1 guy from Novosibirsk who pushed that idea and he is in jail for fraud.

    Outside of all of this, any westerner that thinks they can push such an Idea needs to have a real hard look at reality on the ground, and that was recently seen in the elections as I said.  And also the fact that there are more people in Texas with secessionist mentality than all of Siberia.

    Edit: The guys at the FSB headquarters are probably laughing their asses off.  The Americans make no secret of their en devour, which makes FSB's job so much easier.  Americans talk too much.

    Ukraine is over 90% russian aswell, do not underestimate propaganda. Russia has to long ignored all american anti-russian and anti-slavic massive propaganda.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  sepheronx on Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:06 pm

    Werewolf wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:Well, good luck to them.  But Siberia is 95% Russian ethnicity with the other 5% being mixed of various types.  And it was quite evident of recent elections on how the parties that are quite anti Russian had so low votes that they were nobodies at all.

    It is funny.  They have this idea that separatism is fermented in Siberia or far east, but it really isn't.  There was a total of 1 guy from Novosibirsk who pushed that idea and he is in jail for fraud.

    Outside of all of this, any westerner that thinks they can push such an Idea needs to have a real hard look at reality on the ground, and that was recently seen in the elections as I said.  And also the fact that there are more people in Texas with secessionist mentality than all of Siberia.

    Edit: The guys at the FSB headquarters are probably laughing their asses off.  The Americans make no secret of their en devour, which makes FSB's job so much easier.  Americans talk too much.

    Ukraine is over 90% russian aswell, do not underestimate propaganda. Russia has to long ignored all american anti-russian and anti-slavic massive propaganda.

    Difference between Russian speaking vs Russian ethnic.  And I highly doubt those numbers as you stated, so I would require evidence. A massive portion of Ukraine are Polish descendants and that is thanks to the fact that half the nation was under Polish rule for hundreds of years. And well, they are apparently massive migrants to other regions of Ukraine. hence why so many were brought from Lviv to Kiev to protest. The rest of the Ukrainians are people that simply rather stay quiet and hope they wont be affected.

    Like I said, go look at what the results are of the votes in Siberian regions were in votes.  You will find out how pathetic the 5th column was received.


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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Werewolf on Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:10 pm

    sepheronx wrote:
    Werewolf wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:Well, good luck to them.  But Siberia is 95% Russian ethnicity with the other 5% being mixed of various types.  And it was quite evident of recent elections on how the parties that are quite anti Russian had so low votes that they were nobodies at all.

    It is funny.  They have this idea that separatism is fermented in Siberia or far east, but it really isn't.  There was a total of 1 guy from Novosibirsk who pushed that idea and he is in jail for fraud.

    Outside of all of this, any westerner that thinks they can push such an Idea needs to have a real hard look at reality on the ground, and that was recently seen in the elections as I said.  And also the fact that there are more people in Texas with secessionist mentality than all of Siberia.

    Edit: The guys at the FSB headquarters are probably laughing their asses off.  The Americans make no secret of their en devour, which makes FSB's job so much easier.  Americans talk too much.

    Ukraine is over 90% russian aswell, do not underestimate propaganda. Russia has to long ignored all american anti-russian and anti-slavic massive propaganda.

    Difference between Russian speaking vs Russian ethnic.  And I highly doubt those numbers as you stated, so I would require evidence.

    Like I said, go look at what the results are of the votes in Siberian regions were in votes.  You will find out how pathetic the 5th column was received.

    You do understand that ukrainians are russians by ethnicity? You are a russian yourself you said and you should know little bit about that.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  sepheronx on Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:12 pm

    Werewolf wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:
    Werewolf wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:Well, good luck to them.  But Siberia is 95% Russian ethnicity with the other 5% being mixed of various types.  And it was quite evident of recent elections on how the parties that are quite anti Russian had so low votes that they were nobodies at all.

    It is funny.  They have this idea that separatism is fermented in Siberia or far east, but it really isn't.  There was a total of 1 guy from Novosibirsk who pushed that idea and he is in jail for fraud.

    Outside of all of this, any westerner that thinks they can push such an Idea needs to have a real hard look at reality on the ground, and that was recently seen in the elections as I said.  And also the fact that there are more people in Texas with secessionist mentality than all of Siberia.

    Edit: The guys at the FSB headquarters are probably laughing their asses off.  The Americans make no secret of their en devour, which makes FSB's job so much easier.  Americans talk too much.

    Ukraine is over 90% russian aswell, do not underestimate propaganda. Russia has to long ignored all american anti-russian and anti-slavic massive propaganda.

    Difference between Russian speaking vs Russian ethnic.  And I highly doubt those numbers as you stated, so I would require evidence.

    Like I said, go look at what the results are of the votes in Siberian regions were in votes.  You will find out how pathetic the 5th column was received.

    You do understand that ukrainians are russians by ethnicity? You are a russian yourself you said and you should know little bit about that.

    No they are not really.  Like I mentioned above in my edit, a massive portion are Polish descendants and or from others (Germanic as well).  You can thank both Polish-Lithuanian empire and the Austro-Hungarian empire and their social construct programs.  So this dates back much longer than American. Huge portion of my family are from Lviv and also that same portion are Polish ethnics. Even Austrians in others. Have you noticed how many other groups are in Ukraine? Romanian and such.

    Too much breeding from other ethnic groups. At one point it was majority Russian. That was long time ago. The Russians that were still in Ukraine became Migrants and openly gave away their territory.

    Like I said, if you think I am wrong about Siberia part, please go look it up regarding the recent elections and about actual ethnicity (Maybe the Ukrainians in Siberia would cause trouble. But they are very small population and probably people who fled Ukraine recently).

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Werewolf on Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:15 pm

    sepheronx wrote:
    Werewolf wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:
    Werewolf wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:Well, good luck to them.  But Siberia is 95% Russian ethnicity with the other 5% being mixed of various types.  And it was quite evident of recent elections on how the parties that are quite anti Russian had so low votes that they were nobodies at all.

    It is funny.  They have this idea that separatism is fermented in Siberia or far east, but it really isn't.  There was a total of 1 guy from Novosibirsk who pushed that idea and he is in jail for fraud.

    Outside of all of this, any westerner that thinks they can push such an Idea needs to have a real hard look at reality on the ground, and that was recently seen in the elections as I said.  And also the fact that there are more people in Texas with secessionist mentality than all of Siberia.

    Edit: The guys at the FSB headquarters are probably laughing their asses off.  The Americans make no secret of their en devour, which makes FSB's job so much easier.  Americans talk too much.

    Ukraine is over 90% russian aswell, do not underestimate propaganda. Russia has to long ignored all american anti-russian and anti-slavic massive propaganda.

    Difference between Russian speaking vs Russian ethnic.  And I highly doubt those numbers as you stated, so I would require evidence.

    Like I said, go look at what the results are of the votes in Siberian regions were in votes.  You will find out how pathetic the 5th column was received.

    You do understand that ukrainians are russians by ethnicity? You are a russian yourself you said and you should know little bit about that.

    No they are not really.  Like I mentioned above in my edit, a massive portion are Polish descendants and or from others (Germanic as well).  You can thank both Polish-Lithuanian empire and the Austro-Hungarian empire and their social construct programs.  So this dates back much longer than American.

    Only some part of them the vast majority are entirely russian by ethnicity, lingual, cultural, mindset and genetics absolute russian through and through. Poles and the mish-mash in very slim western ukraine are the little exception, but they are not different either except fucked up in the head from US propaganda.


    I never said anything about you being right or wrong on Siberia and the mindset of the people there, i just said do never understimate enemies efforts in propaganda to break away the richest country on earth to their benefit. Fact is russia did absolutley nothing against the US sponsored and highly capable and toxic anti-slavic propaganda that have brought up so many brothers against their own kind. If the US does it for at least 25 years (one generation) they can already make a significant shift, any coming generation will be affected to a higher degree of this anti-russian propaganda. When this propaganda stays unchallanged by the 3rd generation 75years at most it will have come to frution without any capability to undo this in short time, you will need another 75 years at least to shift this to normal, but by that time they have seperated such propaganda won't work in your favor anymore. Do never underestimate propaganda, the West does not give a crap about 2-4 years period they always aim at least 1 or 2 generations but you seem to care only for NOW.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  sepheronx on Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:21 pm

    Werewolf wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:
    Werewolf wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:
    Werewolf wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:Well, good luck to them.  But Siberia is 95% Russian ethnicity with the other 5% being mixed of various types.  And it was quite evident of recent elections on how the parties that are quite anti Russian had so low votes that they were nobodies at all.

    It is funny.  They have this idea that separatism is fermented in Siberia or far east, but it really isn't.  There was a total of 1 guy from Novosibirsk who pushed that idea and he is in jail for fraud.

    Outside of all of this, any westerner that thinks they can push such an Idea needs to have a real hard look at reality on the ground, and that was recently seen in the elections as I said.  And also the fact that there are more people in Texas with secessionist mentality than all of Siberia.

    Edit: The guys at the FSB headquarters are probably laughing their asses off.  The Americans make no secret of their en devour, which makes FSB's job so much easier.  Americans talk too much.

    Ukraine is over 90% russian aswell, do not underestimate propaganda. Russia has to long ignored all american anti-russian and anti-slavic massive propaganda.

    Difference between Russian speaking vs Russian ethnic.  And I highly doubt those numbers as you stated, so I would require evidence.

    Like I said, go look at what the results are of the votes in Siberian regions were in votes.  You will find out how pathetic the 5th column was received.

    You do understand that ukrainians are russians by ethnicity? You are a russian yourself you said and you should know little bit about that.

    No they are not really.  Like I mentioned above in my edit, a massive portion are Polish descendants and or from others (Germanic as well).  You can thank both Polish-Lithuanian empire and the Austro-Hungarian empire and their social construct programs.  So this dates back much longer than American.

    Only some part of them the vast majority are entirely russian by ethnicity, lingual, cultural, mindset and genetics absolute russian through and through. Poles and the mish-mash in very slim western ukraine are the little exception, but they are not different either except fucked up in the head from US propaganda.

    Of course propaganda helped the BS. But that was before the US though. Much longer. Hence why Banderisites existed long before. Poland has had so much influence in Ukraine that it is absolutely disgusting. And even they are aware of the problem of Ukrainians. Linguistically definitely. Culturally? Yes indeed but they like to think they are different (and this predates US intervention as well). Ukraine is a mishmash of territories that were not really tied to each other, other than by name. You got the Hungarians, Austrians, Romanians, Macedonians, Carpathians, Pollacks in the west and you got the Russians and the "Ukrainians", Tatars, etc in the east. The Russians in the east and center over the years were simply sidelined thanks to the banderisites. I really do not know how they were able to sneak themselves into all this power and how they were able to get all this power as it came as somewhat a surprise to me. But what was sad was how the others simply hid and stayed quiet. Well, guess after the Odessa burning, I cant blame them. And the fact that Russia didn't really step up to help.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  sepheronx on Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:26 pm

    Werewolf wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:
    Werewolf wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:
    Werewolf wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:Well, good luck to them.  But Siberia is 95% Russian ethnicity with the other 5% being mixed of various types.  And it was quite evident of recent elections on how the parties that are quite anti Russian had so low votes that they were nobodies at all.

    It is funny.  They have this idea that separatism is fermented in Siberia or far east, but it really isn't.  There was a total of 1 guy from Novosibirsk who pushed that idea and he is in jail for fraud.

    Outside of all of this, any westerner that thinks they can push such an Idea needs to have a real hard look at reality on the ground, and that was recently seen in the elections as I said.  And also the fact that there are more people in Texas with secessionist mentality than all of Siberia.

    Edit: The guys at the FSB headquarters are probably laughing their asses off.  The Americans make no secret of their en devour, which makes FSB's job so much easier.  Americans talk too much.

    Ukraine is over 90% russian aswell, do not underestimate propaganda. Russia has to long ignored all american anti-russian and anti-slavic massive propaganda.

    Difference between Russian speaking vs Russian ethnic.  And I highly doubt those numbers as you stated, so I would require evidence.

    Like I said, go look at what the results are of the votes in Siberian regions were in votes.  You will find out how pathetic the 5th column was received.

    You do understand that ukrainians are russians by ethnicity? You are a russian yourself you said and you should know little bit about that.

    No they are not really.  Like I mentioned above in my edit, a massive portion are Polish descendants and or from others (Germanic as well).  You can thank both Polish-Lithuanian empire and the Austro-Hungarian empire and their social construct programs.  So this dates back much longer than American.

    Only some part of them the vast majority are entirely russian by ethnicity, lingual, cultural, mindset and genetics absolute russian through and through. Poles and the mish-mash in very slim western ukraine are the little exception, but they are not different either except fucked up in the head from US propaganda.


    I never said anything about you being right or wrong on Siberia and the mindset of the people there, i just said do never understimate enemies efforts in propaganda to break away the richest country on earth to their benefit. Fact is russia did absolutley nothing against the US sponsored and highly capable and toxic anti-slavic propaganda that have brought up so many brothers against their own kind. If the US does it for at least 25 years (one generation) they can already make a significant shift, any coming generation will be affected to a higher degree of this anti-russian propaganda. When this propaganda stays unchallanged by the 3rd generation 75years at most it will have come to frution without any capability to undo this in short time, you will need another 75 years at least to shift this to normal, but by that time they have seperated such propaganda won't work in your favor anymore. Do never underestimate propaganda, the West does not give a crap about 2-4 years period they always aim at least 1 or 2 generations but you seem to care only for NOW.

    But here is the funny part: Russians had a huge support for US for quite some time until recently.  If it wasnt for Ukraine and the blatant bullshit with Victoria Nuland, John Baird and others sitting in Kiev with the protestors, then I highly doubt the Russians would have had a different viewpoint of the US and western countries.  But simply for the fact that so much evidence shows support that Ukraines political system is the fault of the US and the current issues is their fault, it became evident to Russians about the true intentions of the US.  Even though people like yourself and I knew this long before the average Russian citizen, it is thankfully apparent to them now.

    Russia isn't sitting on their duff about this.  They have their own NGO's that deal with patriotism in the country and various regions.  And it is growing in popularity and in manpower these NGO's.  While at the same time, the NGO's from the west that are well known for supporting the 5th columnists and such, are getting their licenses revoked and kicked out of the country.  Of course I say they should kick out ALL foreign NGO's, but some are actually trying to help for the betterment of Russians and not some political gain.  But a huge portion of them are indeed working for other causes.

    What is even more interesting is current growing support for further territory integration in the country. S.Ossetia voted recently to join Russia and same I believe is aimed for Abkhazia. As well, even the 5th column idiots like Navalny wants to keep the integrity of Russia and was in support of Crimea staying part of Russia. And this is a problem for the west, because they know openly that everyone in Russia wants to keep territory integrity and expand it.

    Ukraine was a basket case. If lets say Ukraine was part of Russia then, I doubt the situation would be the same, and Ukraine would be a more functioning and richer state that is pro Russian. But because they were left to their own devices and the blatant incompetence of the people of Ukraine, lead to the current situation. Same can possibly happen in Belarus.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  par far on Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:18 am

    I don't know why Russian intelligence don't work in US, create some unrest among the blacks and other things, do what the US is doing in Russia and China(Chinese are being spied on massively).

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:19 am

    par far wrote:I don't know why Russian intelligence don't work in US, create some unrest among the blacks and other things, do what the  US is doing in Russia and China(Chinese are being spied on massively).

    US has blamed Russia for unrest.  I think a US senator went as far as to blame Russia for the secessionist ideals in Texas.  Made me laugh.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Karl Haushofer on Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:37 am

    sepheronx wrote:Well, good luck to them.  But Siberia is 95% Russian ethnicity with the other 5% being mixed of various types.  And it was quite evident of recent elections on how the parties that are quite anti Russian had so low votes that they were nobodies at all.

    It is funny.  They have this idea that separatism is fermented in Siberia or far east, but it really isn't.  There was a total of 1 guy from Novosibirsk who pushed that idea and he is in jail for fraud.

    Outside of all of this, any westerner that thinks they can push such an Idea needs to have a real hard look at reality on the ground, and that was recently seen in the elections as I said.  And also the fact that there are more people in Texas with secessionist mentality than all of Siberia.

    Edit: The guys at the FSB headquarters are probably laughing their asses off.  The Americans make no secret of their en devour, which makes FSB's job so much easier.  Americans talk too much.

    And as far as I know those indigenous Siberian people are nothing like the North Caucasus people. They are not aggressive by nature and they are not Muslim.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  sepheronx on Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:39 pm

    Karl Haushofer wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:Well, good luck to them.  But Siberia is 95% Russian ethnicity with the other 5% being mixed of various types.  And it was quite evident of recent elections on how the parties that are quite anti Russian had so low votes that they were nobodies at all.

    It is funny.  They have this idea that separatism is fermented in Siberia or far east, but it really isn't.  There was a total of 1 guy from Novosibirsk who pushed that idea and he is in jail for fraud.

    Outside of all of this, any westerner that thinks they can push such an Idea needs to have a real hard look at reality on the ground, and that was recently seen in the elections as I said.  And also the fact that there are more people in Texas with secessionist mentality than all of Siberia.

    Edit: The guys at the FSB headquarters are probably laughing their asses off.  The Americans make no secret of their en devour, which makes FSB's job so much easier.  Americans talk too much.

    And as far as I know those indigenous Siberian people are nothing like the North Caucasus people. They are not aggressive by nature and they are not Muslim.

    Most have mixed to the point that there really isn't many of them left.  But you are right.  Most of them are actually closer to Mongols and north american Natives than anyone else.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Project Canada on Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:42 pm

    Russian Policeman Found Guilty of Passing Russian State Secrets to CIA

    Good job for the FSB, although I wish he had been caught more earlier. I think prison sentences for traitors like this vermin should be tripled to a minimum of 50+ years in a high security labor camp!

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  sepheronx on Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:19 pm

    13 years is pretty leniant for a traitor. Wonder what kind of state secrets a cop carried and had access to? Regardless, the guy was caught.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  franco on Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:04 pm

    sepheronx wrote:13 years is pretty leniant for a traitor.  Wonder what kind of state secrets a cop carried and had access to?  Regardless, the guy was caught.

    Ministry of Interior org and ops.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  JohninMK on Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:51 pm

    franco wrote:
    sepheronx wrote:13 years is pretty leniant for a traitor.  Wonder what kind of state secrets a cop carried and had access to?  Regardless, the guy was caught.

    Ministry of Interior org and ops.
    The length of the sentence probable reflects the seriousness of the information passed over. Anyone know the minimum/maximum sentences?

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  max steel on Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:17 am

    Soviet Spy to Be Freed from Prison




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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Project Canada on Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:13 am

    Not sure where to post this but I guess it belongs here in the intelligence thread, a year ago it was announced that Russia is planning to create a Russian alternative to wikipedia, does anyone have any updates on this? is it already up?

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  kvs on Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:31 am



    I found this graph being touted as some sort of proof that the USA is 200 times better than Russia. But
    this graph actually reveals a dead rat. How is it possible for the EU to only have 10% of the venture
    capital investments of the USA when it has a comparable total GDP and standard of living? This graph
    would suggest that the EU is 10 times worse than the USA. Total BS.

    Instead of financing by banks we have financing by stock market casino money in the US. It is clear the
    EU countries are still doing financing the old fashioned and reliable way but have adopted some of the US
    style financing. Russia simply can't be bothered with this speculative financing model and does not have a
    puffed up stock market like the US to generate phony wealth. The US finance model is not stable and prone
    to bubble formation.

    Over 50% of the US GDP is from its so-called finance industry. How much of this activity is real?

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  higurashihougi on Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:11 am

    Dunno if this has been posted...

    https://www.rt.com/news/326562-spies-exposed-russia-putin/

    320 foreign spies and agents exposed in Russia in 2015 – Putin

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  par far on Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:52 pm

    What will 2016 bring?


    http://southfront.org/opinion-what-should-we-expect-from-2016/


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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  George1 on Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:46 pm

    Putin Signs Law on Rules for Federal Security Service's Use of Force

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed an amendment to the law on the Federal Security Service (FSB) specifying the rules of using weapons and physical force by FSB employees, as well as forbidding them from having foreign bank accounts.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – One of the novelties of the amendment gives the bases, order and conditions for using physical force, special equipment, and weapons by FSB employees. The amendment outlines 11 cases of when weapons may be used, first and foremost, when protecting the lives or health of individuals, including during hostage situations, terrorist acts, or responding to armed attacks against state or municipal facilities.

    It is banned to use deadly force on women, the handicapped, or minors except when one of the abovementioned is directly involved in an armed attack or armed resistance.

    FSB employees have also gained the right to take fingerprints and handprints from individuals on the state borders if there is suspicion they may be involved in terrorist activities.

    The amendment also prohibits FSB members and their immediate family members from having a foreign bank account.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20151230/1032514262/putin-fsb-force.html#ixzz3vp7GslD7


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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Austin on Fri Jan 01, 2016 5:52 am

    Treasure Trove of Information from MDB

    http://mdb.cast.ru/mdb/6-2015/

    Western Spies in Russia

    Vadim Zaytsev

    We continue our series about foreign spies in Russia. Previous articles listed known in cidents with spies from China (MDB No 6, 2011); Japan and the Koreas (MDB No 2, 2015); and the Middle East (MDB No 5, 2015). In this is sue we offer a summary of known in cidents in volving spies from the Euro-Atlantic community countries since 2008, the year of the Russian-Georgia war, which signaled the onset of a long chill in Russian-Western relations.

    On July 10, 2008 it was reported that the Russian authorities had leveled accusations of espionage at Christopher Bowers, a counsellor at the British Embassy in Moscow and acting director of UK Trade & Industry. According to the Russian media, Bowers was a senior British in telligence officer and worked under cover in Uzbekistan in the 1990s, posing as a BBC journalist. The re were no further reports about the in cident.

    On August 20, 2008, the FSB announced the deportation of Allan Saar, an Estonian national accused of gathering secret in formation about facilities on the Russian-Estonian border for the Estonian Internal Security Service (KaPo). The authorities did not launch a criminal in vestigation. Some time later Saar, who was a co-owner of a wood processing business in Russia, said he was going to take the Russian government to the European Court of Human Rights, arguing that his deportation had been orchestrated by his former Russian business partner. The re were no further reports about the in cident in the media.

    In December 2008 FSB officers in Yekaterinburg apprehended Gennadiy Sipachev, a software programmer suspected of selling secret topographic maps of Russian territory to the U.S. secret services. Sipachev showed up on the Russian secret services’ radar after establishing contacts with the mapping company East View Cartographic, which the Russian in vestigators said was a front for the Pentagon. According to the in dictment, the Americans in tended to use “the Russian General Staff maps, which constituted a state secret” in order to improve the accuracy of cruise missile coordinates for targets in Russian territory. Gennadiy Sipachev made a full confession and signed a pre-trial plea bargain. As a result, in May 2010 the Moscow City Court sentenced him to four years imprisonment, which is below the mandatory minimum for his offense (Article 275 “High Treason” of the Russian Penal Code mandates a sentence of 12-20 years).

    On May 6, 2009 the Russian Foreign Ministry stripped two officers of NATO’s Information Bureau in Moscow of the ir accreditation. The two were bureau chief Isabelle Francois and her deputy Mark Opgenorth, both of the m Canadian citizens. The move came in retaliation for the deportation from Belgium of two officers of the Russian permanent mission to NATO, Viktor Kochukov and Vasiliy Chizhov, who were accused of espionage. The two Canadians were forced to leave Russia.

    In January 2010 Lt. Col. Vladimir Nesterets, a senior trials engineer of the Plesetsk Space Center, was detained in Ukraine (presumably in Dnipropetrovsk). According to the in vestigation, he was selling in formation about the Topol-M and Yars ICBM to the CIA. On February 10, 2012 the Third District Military Court of the Moscow Region sentenced Nesterets to 13 years imprisonment and stripped him of his military rank and awards.

    In May 2010 FSB officers detained MoD Col. (rtd) Andrey Khlychev, who used to work for the Nuclear Energy Ministry, the Federal Agency for Nuclear Energy, and the Emergencies Ministry (the ministry’s Emercom Demining humanitarian mine clearing center). On March 5, 2011, the Moscow City Court, which sat in camera, sentenced Khlychev to 18 years for supplying in formation about Russian nuclear programs to the U.S. secret services. Khlychev was also stripped of his military tank and the Personal Bravery award, which he received for a mission in Algeria during the Soviet period.

    On August 16, 2010 the Russian authorities announced that the y had detained Gabriel Grecu, first secretary of the political section in the Romanian Embassy to Moscow, “during an at tempt to receive secret military in formation from a Russian national”. The announcement said Grecu was in fact an officer of the Romanian in telligence service. According to the FSB, Grecu was collecting in formation about the location of Russian military units in Moldova’s breakaway Dniester Region, near the border with Moldova and Ukraine. The diplomat was declared persona non grata, after which he left Russia. In response, Romania expelled Anatoliy Akopov, first secretary of the political section in the Russian Embassy to Bucharest.

    On September 7, 2010 the Russian authorities detained Valeriy Mikhaylov, a retired FSB colonel. It was said that between 2001 and 2007 Mikhaylov supplied more than 5,000 secret and top-secret documents to the CIA. He was paid 2m dollars and allowed to settle in the United States. Russian in telligence the n somehow managed to lure him back to Russia. On June 6, 2012 the Moscow District Military Court sentenced Mikhaylov to 18 years imprisonment.

    In November 2010 prosecutors announced charges against Col. (rtd.) Vladimir Lazar, an officer of the Russian land surveying agency who used to work for the military technology department of the General Staff. He was put under surveillance after the detention of Gennadiy Sipachev (see above) in December 2008. Lazar was accused of selling, via an in termediary, several optical disks containing 7,000 electronic images of topographic maps of 1:25,000 and 1:10,000 scale, showing mostly parts of Russia’s Northwestern Federal District. The disks were sold to Alexander Lesment, an Estonian national who worked for U.S. military in telligence, according to Russian in vestigators. Some of the maps were made by Soviet and German cartographers as far back as 1942, but still remained classified. The in dictment read that “the transfer of the se topographic maps to the military agencies of foreign countries could enable the m to plan the flight paths of various missiles and prepare land operations”. On May 31, 2012 the Moscow City Court sentenced Lazar to 12 years and stripped him of his military rank.

    On December 16, 2010 the Russian authorities demanded that one of the officers of the British Embassy in Moscow be recalled to London after the British FCO expelled an officer of the Russian Embassy in London on December 10. It later turned out that the Russian officer in question was Mikhail Repin, who the British government said was an officer of the External Intelligence Service trying to recruit administrative staff of the House of Lords and employees of several national security research centers.

    On June 27, 2011 Aleksandr Poteev, former colonel of the External Intelligence Service, was found guilty under the “high treason by divulging state secrets” and “desertion” articles of the Penal Code by the Moscow District Military Court, and sentenced to 25 years. The trial was held in absentia because the former Russian spy had fled from justice to the United States. According to media reports, Aleksandr Poteev helped the U.S. secret services to bust a network of Russian sleeper agents who were deported from the United States in the summer of 2010. The network in cluded Richard and Cynthia Murphy (Vladimir and Lidiya Guryev), Vicki Pelaez and Juan Lazaro (Mikhail Vasenkov), Anna Champan, Michael Zottoli and Patricia Mills (Mikhail Kutsik and Nataliya Pereverzeva), Mikhail Semenko, Donald Howard Heathfield and Tracey Lee Ann Foley (Andrey Bezrukov and Yelena Vavilova). One of the accused, Christopher Metsos, who was detained in Cyprus, managed to flee. All the se Russian spies were swapped for the scientist Igor Sutyagin, who had been convicted of high treason in Russia, the former SVR and GRU lieutenant-colonels Aleksandr Zaporozhsky and Sergey Skripal, and the former deputy chief of security at the NTV-Plus TV channel, Gennadiy Vasilenko.

    On My 14, 2013 it was announced that a CIA officer named Ryan Christopher Fogle had been detained while trying to recruit a Russian secret service officer. Fogle was working under cover as a third secretary of the political section in the U.S. Embassy to Moscow. According to media reports, the diplomat tried to recruit a senior FSB officer responsible for counterterrorism in the North Caucasus in connection with the in vestigation of the Boston Marathon bombing by the brothers Tsarnayev. Fogle was declared persona non grata and left Russia.

    On August 24, 2013 FSB officers in Moscow detained police Maj. Roman Ushakov, former senior criminal in vestigations officer at the Interior Ministry’s Krasnoyarsk Territory directorate. Investigators later said that Ushakov offered his services to the CIA in 2010 and was selling the Americans in formation about officers of the FSB directorate in Krasnoyarsk Territory. Ushakov made a full confession and entered in to a pre-trial plea bargain. He was sentenced to 15 years in a penal colony by the Moscow City Court on March 5, 2015.

    On April 22, 2014, the Russian authorities declared Margarita At anasov, first secretary of the Canadian Embassy to Moscow, persona non grata. This was in response to Canada’s decision earlier that year to expel four Russian diplomats, in cluding the military at taché, Konstantin Kolpakov, and his assistant Dmitry Fedorchatenko, in connection with the case of the Canadian military officer Paul Delisle, who had been arrested on suspicion of espionage.

    On March 27, 2014 the Russian authorities arrested Gennadiy Kravtsov, a former GRU officer. According to the in vestigation, Kravtsov, a radio engineer who had served in military in telligence for 15 years, had divulged classified in formation by sending his resume to the Swedish MoD’s Radio-Technical Center, which had advertized a vacancy. The in dictment read that Kravtsov’s resume revealed secret in formation “about the personnel of [Russian] in telligence agencies” and “about the military mission of the Tselina-2 spacecraft”. On September 21, 2015, the Moscow City Court sentenced Kravtsov to 14 years in a penal colony.

    On April 2, 2014, the authorities launched a criminal in vestigation against Evgeny Petrin, external church liaison officer of the Russian Orthodox Church and former FSB officer. Petrin was detained the following June. According to the in vestigation, he had been “gathering various in formation, in cluding classified data, in Moscow region” for the CIA since 2013. He has now been in dicted.

    On September 5, 2014, the Russian authorities detained Eston Kohver, a security police officer from the Estonian town of Tartu. He was detained in Russia’s Pskov Region in possession of secret recording equipment, a Taurus pistol and ammunition, and 5,000 euros in cash. On August 19, 2015 the Pskov Regional Court found Kohver guilty of espionage, smuggling, illegally carrying a firearm, and illegally crossing the border. He was sentenced to 15 years in a high-security prison. On September 26 he was exchanged for Aleksey Dressen, a former KaPo officer who was serving a jail term in Estonia for supplying classified in formation to Russia.

    On November 15, 2014 Russia expelled an unnamed female officer of the German Embassy to Moscow. The move came after Germany declared a Russian diplomat working at the General Consulate in Bonn persona non grata on suspicion of espionage.

    On November 16, 2014 the Russian Foreign Ministry asked several unnamed Polish diplomats to leave the country on the grounds that the y were engaged in activities in compatible with the ir diplomatic status. The move came after Poland expelled several Russian diplomats accused of espionage.

    On May 29, 2015 the Russian authorities detained Arstidas Tamosaitis, a Lithuanian national, during an at tempt to receive a classified document from a Russian national. According to the FSB, Tamosaitis has admitted working for the Lithuanian military in telligence and counterintelligence service. He currently remains in Russian custody.

    On June 24, 2015, FSB officers detained Evgeny Mataytis, who holds a dual Russian and Lithuanian citizenship, in the town of Sovetsk, Kaliningrad Region, on suspicion of high treason. According to the in vestigation, Mataytis has been “deliberately gathering military in formation about the Russian Armed Forces; that in formation could do serious damage to Russian defense capability if it were to be leaked to foreign countries”. It was said that Mataytis was working for the Lithuanian military in telligence and counterintelligence service. He currently remains in Russian custody.

    On August 3, 2015 the Russian authorities declared an officer of the Swedish Embassy to Moscow persona non grata in response to a similar action taken by the Swedish authorities against a Russian diplomat in Stockholm.

    On November 12, 2015 Evgeny Chistov, former officer of the Interior Ministry’s Moscow Region Directorate, was found guilty of espionage by the Moscow Regional Court and sentenced to 13 years. According to the court verdict, the police officer had been gathering various in formation, in cluding classified data, and supplying it to the CIA since 2011. Chisov had made a full confession.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

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    Austin wrote:Treasure Trove of Information from MDB

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    Western Spies in Russia

    Vadim Zaytsev

    We continue our series about foreign spies in Russia. Previous articles listed known in cidents with spies from China (MDB No 6, 2011); Japan and the Koreas (MDB No 2, 2015); and the Middle East (MDB No 5, 2015). In this is sue we offer a summary of known in cidents in volving spies from the Euro-Atlantic community countries since 2008, the year of the Russian-Georgia war, which signaled the onset of a long chill in Russian-Western relations.

    On July 10, 2008 it was reported that the Russian authorities had leveled accusations of espionage at Christopher Bowers, a counsellor at the British Embassy in Moscow and acting director of UK Trade & Industry. According to the Russian media, Bowers was a senior British in telligence officer and worked under cover in Uzbekistan in the 1990s, posing as a BBC journalist. The re were no further reports about the in cident.

    On August 20, 2008, the FSB announced the deportation of Allan Saar, an Estonian national accused of gathering secret in formation about facilities on the Russian-Estonian border for the Estonian Internal Security Service (KaPo). The authorities did not launch a criminal in vestigation. Some time later Saar, who was a co-owner of a wood processing business in Russia, said he was going to take the Russian government to the European Court of Human Rights, arguing that his deportation had been orchestrated by his former Russian business partner. The re were no further reports about the in cident in the media.

    In December 2008 FSB officers in Yekaterinburg apprehended Gennadiy Sipachev, a software programmer suspected of selling secret topographic maps of Russian territory to the U.S. secret services. Sipachev showed up on the Russian secret services’ radar after establishing contacts with the mapping company East View Cartographic, which the Russian in vestigators said was a front for the Pentagon. According to the in dictment, the Americans in tended to use “the Russian General Staff maps, which constituted a state secret” in order to improve the accuracy of cruise missile coordinates for targets in Russian territory. Gennadiy Sipachev made a full confession and signed a pre-trial plea bargain. As a result, in May 2010 the Moscow City Court sentenced him to four years imprisonment, which is below the mandatory minimum for his offense (Article 275 “High Treason” of the Russian Penal Code mandates a sentence of 12-20 years).

    On May 6, 2009 the Russian Foreign Ministry stripped two officers of NATO’s Information Bureau in Moscow of the ir accreditation. The two were bureau chief Isabelle Francois and her deputy Mark Opgenorth, both of the m Canadian citizens. The move came in retaliation for the deportation from Belgium of two officers of the Russian permanent mission to NATO, Viktor Kochukov and Vasiliy Chizhov, who were accused of espionage. The two Canadians were forced to leave Russia.

    In January 2010 Lt. Col. Vladimir Nesterets, a senior trials engineer of the Plesetsk Space Center, was detained in Ukraine (presumably in Dnipropetrovsk). According to the in vestigation, he was selling in formation about the Topol-M and Yars ICBM to the CIA. On February 10, 2012 the Third District Military Court of the Moscow Region sentenced Nesterets to 13 years imprisonment and stripped him of his military rank and awards.

    In May 2010 FSB officers detained MoD Col. (rtd) Andrey Khlychev, who used to work for the Nuclear Energy Ministry, the Federal Agency for Nuclear Energy, and the Emergencies Ministry (the ministry’s Emercom Demining humanitarian mine clearing center). On March 5, 2011, the Moscow City Court, which sat in camera, sentenced Khlychev to 18 years for supplying in formation about Russian nuclear programs to the U.S. secret services. Khlychev was also stripped of his military tank and the Personal Bravery award, which he received for a mission in Algeria during the Soviet period.

    On August 16, 2010 the Russian authorities announced that the y had detained Gabriel Grecu, first secretary of the political section in the Romanian Embassy to Moscow, “during an at tempt to receive secret military in formation from a Russian national”. The announcement said Grecu was in fact an officer of the Romanian in telligence service. According to the FSB, Grecu was collecting in formation about the location of Russian military units in Moldova’s breakaway Dniester Region, near the border with Moldova and Ukraine. The diplomat was declared persona non grata, after which he left Russia. In response, Romania expelled Anatoliy Akopov, first secretary of the political section in the Russian Embassy to Bucharest.

    On September 7, 2010 the Russian authorities detained Valeriy Mikhaylov, a retired FSB colonel. It was said that between 2001 and 2007 Mikhaylov supplied more than 5,000 secret and top-secret documents to the CIA. He was paid 2m dollars and allowed to settle in the United States. Russian in telligence the n somehow managed to lure him back to Russia. On June 6, 2012 the Moscow District Military Court sentenced Mikhaylov to 18 years imprisonment.

    In November 2010 prosecutors announced charges against Col. (rtd.) Vladimir Lazar, an officer of the Russian land surveying agency who used to work for the military technology department of the General Staff. He was put under surveillance after the detention of Gennadiy Sipachev (see above) in December 2008. Lazar was accused of selling, via an in termediary, several optical disks containing 7,000 electronic images of topographic maps of 1:25,000 and 1:10,000 scale, showing mostly parts of Russia’s Northwestern Federal District. The disks were sold to Alexander Lesment, an Estonian national who worked for U.S. military in telligence, according to Russian in vestigators. Some of the maps were made by Soviet and German cartographers as far back as 1942, but still remained classified. The in dictment read that “the transfer of the se topographic maps to the military agencies of foreign countries could enable the m to plan the flight paths of various missiles and prepare land operations”. On May 31, 2012 the Moscow City Court sentenced Lazar to 12 years and stripped him of his military rank.

    On December 16, 2010 the Russian authorities demanded that one of the officers of the British Embassy in Moscow be recalled to London after the British FCO expelled an officer of the Russian Embassy in London on December 10. It later turned out that the Russian officer in question was Mikhail Repin, who the British government said was an officer of the External Intelligence Service trying to recruit administrative staff of the House of Lords and employees of several national security research centers.

    On June 27, 2011 Aleksandr Poteev, former colonel of the External Intelligence Service, was found guilty under the “high treason by divulging state secrets” and “desertion” articles of the Penal Code by the Moscow District Military Court, and sentenced to 25 years. The trial was held in absentia because the former Russian spy had fled from justice to the United States. According to media reports, Aleksandr Poteev helped the U.S. secret services to bust a network of Russian sleeper agents who were deported from the United States in the summer of 2010. The network in cluded Richard and Cynthia Murphy (Vladimir and Lidiya Guryev), Vicki Pelaez and Juan Lazaro (Mikhail Vasenkov), Anna Champan, Michael Zottoli and Patricia Mills (Mikhail Kutsik and Nataliya Pereverzeva), Mikhail Semenko, Donald Howard Heathfield and Tracey Lee Ann Foley (Andrey Bezrukov and Yelena Vavilova). One of the accused, Christopher Metsos, who was detained in Cyprus, managed to flee. All the se Russian spies were swapped for the scientist Igor Sutyagin, who had been convicted of high treason in Russia, the former SVR and GRU lieutenant-colonels Aleksandr Zaporozhsky and Sergey Skripal, and the former deputy chief of security at the NTV-Plus TV channel, Gennadiy Vasilenko.

    On My 14, 2013 it was announced that a CIA officer named Ryan Christopher Fogle had been detained while trying to recruit a Russian secret service officer. Fogle was working under cover as a third secretary of the political section in the U.S. Embassy to Moscow. According to media reports, the diplomat tried to recruit a senior FSB officer responsible for counterterrorism in the North Caucasus in connection with the in vestigation of the Boston Marathon bombing by the brothers Tsarnayev. Fogle was declared persona non grata and left Russia.

    On August 24, 2013 FSB officers in Moscow detained police Maj. Roman Ushakov, former senior criminal in vestigations officer at the Interior Ministry’s Krasnoyarsk Territory directorate. Investigators later said that Ushakov offered his services to the CIA in 2010 and was selling the Americans in formation about officers of the FSB directorate in Krasnoyarsk Territory. Ushakov made a full confession and entered in to a pre-trial plea bargain. He was sentenced to 15 years in a penal colony by the Moscow City Court on March 5, 2015.

    On April 22, 2014, the Russian authorities declared Margarita At anasov, first secretary of the Canadian Embassy to Moscow, persona non grata. This was in response to Canada’s decision earlier that year to expel four Russian diplomats, in cluding the military at taché, Konstantin Kolpakov, and his assistant Dmitry Fedorchatenko, in connection with the case of the Canadian military officer Paul Delisle, who had been arrested on suspicion of espionage.

    On March 27, 2014 the Russian authorities arrested Gennadiy Kravtsov, a former GRU officer. According to the in vestigation, Kravtsov, a radio engineer who had served in military in telligence for 15 years, had divulged classified in formation by sending his resume to the Swedish MoD’s Radio-Technical Center, which had advertized a vacancy. The in dictment read that Kravtsov’s resume revealed secret in formation “about the personnel of [Russian] in telligence agencies” and “about the military mission of the Tselina-2 spacecraft”. On September 21, 2015, the Moscow City Court sentenced Kravtsov to 14 years in a penal colony.

    On April 2, 2014, the authorities launched a criminal in vestigation against Evgeny Petrin, external church liaison officer of the Russian Orthodox Church and former FSB officer. Petrin was detained the following June. According to the in vestigation, he had been “gathering various in formation, in cluding classified data, in Moscow region” for the CIA since 2013. He has now been in dicted.

    On September 5, 2014, the Russian authorities detained Eston Kohver, a security police officer from the Estonian town of Tartu. He was detained in Russia’s Pskov Region in possession of secret recording equipment, a Taurus pistol and ammunition, and 5,000 euros in cash. On August 19, 2015 the Pskov Regional Court found Kohver guilty of espionage, smuggling, illegally carrying a firearm, and illegally crossing the border. He was sentenced to 15 years in a high-security prison. On September 26 he was exchanged for Aleksey Dressen, a former KaPo officer who was serving a jail term in Estonia for supplying classified in formation to Russia.

    On November 15, 2014 Russia expelled an unnamed female officer of the German Embassy to Moscow. The move came after Germany declared a Russian diplomat working at the General Consulate in Bonn persona non grata on suspicion of espionage.

    On November 16, 2014 the Russian Foreign Ministry asked several unnamed Polish diplomats to leave the country on the grounds that the y were engaged in activities in compatible with the ir diplomatic status. The move came after Poland expelled several Russian diplomats accused of espionage.

    On May 29, 2015 the Russian authorities detained Arstidas Tamosaitis, a Lithuanian national, during an at tempt to receive a classified document from a Russian national. According to the FSB, Tamosaitis has admitted working for the Lithuanian military in telligence and counterintelligence service. He currently remains in Russian custody.

    On June 24, 2015, FSB officers detained Evgeny Mataytis, who holds a dual Russian and Lithuanian citizenship, in the town of Sovetsk, Kaliningrad Region, on suspicion of high treason. According to the in vestigation, Mataytis has been “deliberately gathering military in formation about the Russian Armed Forces; that in formation could do serious damage to Russian defense capability if it were to be leaked to foreign countries”. It was said that Mataytis was working for the Lithuanian military in telligence and counterintelligence service. He currently remains in Russian custody.

    On August 3, 2015 the Russian authorities declared an officer of the Swedish Embassy to Moscow persona non grata in response to a similar action taken by the Swedish authorities against a Russian diplomat in Stockholm.

    On November 12, 2015 Evgeny Chistov, former officer of the Interior Ministry’s Moscow Region Directorate, was found guilty of espionage by the Moscow Regional Court and sentenced to 13 years. According to the court verdict, the police officer had been gathering various in formation, in cluding classified data, and supplying it to the CIA since 2011. Chisov had made a full confession.



    Oh man! Russians themselves selling their secrets to US companies and CIA for mere few thousand dollars and Russian court is quite lax in giving prison terms to traitors. Selling topographic maps to better their cruise missile targeting , revealing ICBMs sensitive info etc. We hardly see such level of espionage carried out by Russia in US.

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    Re: Russian Intelligence Services: News & Discussion

    Post  Austin on Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:41 pm

    Putin expressed his condolences over the death of the chief of the GRU Sergunov

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Igor Sergun was a real combat officer, a man of great courage and a true patriot. '

    MOSCOW, January 4 - RIA Novosti. Russia's President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to relatives of the chief of the Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) of the General Staff of the Russian Federation Igor Sergunov due to his sudden death, calling him a man of great courage, according to the Kremlin press service on Monday .

    "Colleagues and subordinates knew him as a real military officer, an experienced and competent commander, a man of great courage, a true patriot. Respected for professionalism, strength of character, honesty and integrity", - said in a statement.

    Also, the Russian leader noted that his entire life - from the Suvorov Military School cadet to chief of the Main Intelligence Directorate Sergun dedicated to serving the motherland and the armed forces.

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    Post  Austin on Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:42 pm

    In recent years I have seen 2-3 GRU chief died while in Office , Seems like Working for GRU is not good for long life and health

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