Contents tagged with FSB

  • Russian FSB agent detained in Estonia

    Over the past weekend, the Internal Security Service of Estonia detained a Russian citizen at Narva checkpoint who is believed to be an agent of the Federal Security Service of Russia. The ERR Estonian news agency reports that the man was detained on cybercrime charges and that he was travelling from Estonia to Russia.

    On Monday, October 6, the Estonian Harju County Court issued an arrest warrant for the suspect. He is charged with non-violent actions aimed against the independence and …

  • Media: Russia relocates its military and their families to the Crimea

    Over the course of three years, sixty thousand Russian military personnel, a large portion of whom are officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), have settled in the Crimea, reports Krym.Realii.

    Employees of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation are being resettled in governmental residences on the territory of the Crimea. New buildings with opportune locations have already appeared in Sevastopol, Armyansk and Dzhankoy.

    According to Mykola Malomuzh, former head …

  • Russian court fines Telegram for refusal to cooperate with FSB

    Moscow's Meshchansky District Court has fined Telegram Messenger LLP (London) in the amount of 800 thousand rubles ($13,945 USD) over the company's refusal to comply with a request by the Federal Security Service (FSB) to provide information for decoding user messages. This has been reported by Interfax.

    "Telegram Messenger LLP is found guilty of committing an administrative offense, and is imposed with punishment in the form of an administrative fine of 800,000 rubles," the court said.

    The …

  • Media: FSB tells family of Russian prisoner captured by ISIS in Syria not to cause stir

    FSB staff have forced the parents of the Russian soldier Gregory Tsurkanu, who was captured in Syria, not to “cause a stir”, Tsurkanu’s parents told Radio Liberty.

    The ISIS-controlled news agency Amaq released a video depicting two allegedly captured Russian citizens. One of them was Roman Zabolotny, the other was Grigory Tsurkanu.

    Tsurkanu supposedly fought in Syria as part of Russia’s private company Wagner Group, his brother Roman told Radio Liberty. He noted that Tsurkanu left for Syria …

  • Media: Russian FSB officers suspected of passing information on Russian hackers to the US

    Employees of the Center for Information Security (CIS) of the FSB, who were arrested for treason, are suspected of transferring the names of Russian hackers to American intelligence, as reported by Dozhd TV channel, citing sources in the FSB that indicated this information led to the son of a State Duma Deputy, Roman Seleznev, being detained in Maldives as well as the detention of other cybercriminals around the world.The TV channel learned of the accusation against the Deputy Head of the FSB …

  • Ukrainian military command: Ukrainian military advised not to visit Crimea

    Work is being done among Ukrainian military personnel, including those who have been placed in reserve, to explain the undesirability of traveling to the occupied territories, including the Crimea. This was announced on August 17 by Vladislav Seleznev, spokesperson for the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in a broadcast of the Ukrainian Radio Svoboda’s program “Your Freedom”, while commenting on the arrests of former Ukrainian soldiers whom the Russian law enforcement officials …

  • Russian FSB announces arrest of 'SBU agent' in Crimea

    The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced that on August 12, Ukrainian citizen Hennadiy Limeshko was arrested while attempting to damage the power line between Sudak and Novyi Svit. The FSB report calls him an SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) agent, sent to Crimea to carry out acts of sabotage, as   reported on the FSB website.

    He was allegedly found in possession of two TNT type 200 blocks and a ZTP-50 capped fuse, a mechanism for detonating the explosive device, an RGD-5 grenade …

  • Russian Security Service detains suicide bombers who planned to carry out terrorist attacks in Moscow

    Officers of the FSB in Russia detained four ISIS terrorists who were preparing to commit a series of terrorist attacks in shopping centers and on public transportation in Moscow.

    The FSB reported that “members of a terrorist group were detained as a result of a special operation. Among them are the organizer of the attacks, who is an emissary of the Islamic State; an expert in the manufacture of explosive devices; and two suicide bombers.”

    The terrorist group consisted of a Russian citizen …

  • Washington: Russia's FSB requested assistance of the FBI in ensuring security during the FIFA World Cup

    The FSB of Russia appealed to the United States FBI with a request for assistance in providing security at the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018, as reported in the U.S. State Department's most recent annual report on the analysis of terrorist threats in the world.

    “The FSB requested assistance from the FBI with respect to security training in preparation for the FIFA World Cup in 2018,” the document notes. It does not provide any details about what kind of assistance Russian law enforcement …

  • Russian FSB arrests head of company which made Siemens turbines for Crimea

    Officers of the Russian FSB have arrested the director general of Power Machines plant, Roman Filippov on suspicion of disclosing state secrets.

    Information on the arrest came out against the backdrop of the scandal surrounding the shipment of Siemens turbines to Crimea, which is currently under EU sanctions. The SGT5-2000E turbines are produced by the St. Petersburg based company Siemens Gas Turbines Technologies (SGTT), a joint enterprise of Siemens and Power Machines JSC, created in 2011 (65 …