Category: FSB

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FSB Declassifies Documents on Nazi Massacre in Crimea

FSB Declassifies Documents on Nazi Massacre in Crimea

On Monday, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) in Crimea transferred to the state archive various documents related to the brutal massacre of 900 Red Army soldiers in the town of Sudak committed by the Nazis on the Crimean peninsula during the 1942 occupation. [The FSB in Russian:  Россия: Федеральная Служба Безопасности (ФСБ) ] Like most...

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Moscow Police Forcibly Disperse Protesters at FSB Headquarters

Moscow Police Forcibly Disperse Protesters at FSB Headquarters

A clip of police violence outside of FSB headquarters in Moscow. (YouTube) The Russian security services that protect the regime of President Vladmir Putin have little tolereance for dissent. At a demonstration against political repressions on March 14, Moscow police arrested nearly 50 protesters. Trying to navigate Russia’s strict rules on public assemblies, the activists...

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Maxim Yakubets, Russia’s Top Hacker, Has Ties to Russia’s FSB

Maxim Yakubets, Russia’s Top Hacker, Has Ties to Russia’s FSB

This story comes, not from Western intelligence agencies (which have a vested interest in elevating the threat of Russia) but from the independent Russian media, which has a vested interest in exposing how the country’s opaque authoritarian regime functions. Here investigative journalist Liliya Yapparova from Meduza explores the hacking collective known as Evil Corp and...

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FSB Blocks ProtonMail After a Wave of Bomb Threats 

FSB Blocks ProtonMail After a Wave of Bomb Threats 

If you’re not familiar with it, ProtonMail is a free encrypted email service, meaning if third parties intercept your email they can’t read it. Now the FSB, Russia’s equivalent of the FBI, has banned it. The recent bomb scares are big news in Russia. So is the government’s effort to ban a private communication channel...