All Posts Tagged With: "FSB"

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Duma Bill Would Expand FSB Powers to Fight ‘Extremism’

Russian legislators are considering a new bill that would allow the Federal Security Services to issue preemptive warnings against individuals or groups for activities they believe may become extremist.

Apr 28, 2010 | Continued
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Solidarity Releases Statement on Moscow Metro Attacks

The opposition movement Solidarity has released a statement regarding two suicide attacks on the Moscow metro that killed at least 38 people and injured more than 70 during the Monday morning rush hour.

Mar 29, 2010 | Continued
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Train Bombing Perpetrator Identified, Killed in Raid

The Russian Federal Security Service is saying that it has identified the perpetrator of a train bombing late last year that killed 26 people traveling from St. Petersburg to Moscow.

Mar 6, 2010 | Continued
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Institute Cites “Inertia and Decay” in Russian Government and Economy

A new report from the Institute for Contemporary Development criticizes Russia’s government and economy for its “inertia and decay,” but was met by a muted response from opposition groups.

Feb 4, 2010 | Continued
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Court Case Begins Against Kostroma Activist

A court case has begun in the city of Kostroma against an activist who investigators allege is guilty of extremism for language in a political pamphlet, despite the fact that federal experts found no such evidence.

Jan 18, 2010 | Continued
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Opposition Blogger Cleared of Inciting Hatred Against Police

In an unprecedented decision, Russian blogger Dmitri Soloviev has been cleared of charges of inciting hatred against police after investigators found no evidence that any crime had actually occurred.

Jan 11, 2010 | Continued
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Suspect Confesses to Murder of Russian Lawyer

Police have detained two suspects in the January murder of lawyer Stanislav Markelov in Moscow, one of whom has issued a confession.

Nov 5, 2009 | Continued
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Russian Lawmakers Want Broader Powers for FSB

A group of Russian lawmakers are jumping at anti-corruption measures proposed by President Dmitri Medvedev to hand greater authority to the country’s security agencies, particularly the Federal Security Service (FSB).

Oct 8, 2008 | Continued
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Russian Terror Victims Ask for Truth

Two victims of apartment bombings that shook Russia in 1999 have appealed to President Dmitri Medvedev to mount an open, independent investigation.

May 31, 2008 | Continued
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A Record Harvest of Spies

Yulia Latynina writes an insightful piece on the recent spate of espionage cases in Russia, wondering at the capability of a law enforcement agency that can readily expose presumed infiltrators, but can’t even solve simple domestic crimes.

Apr 2, 2008 | Continued