Federal Security Service

Putin's Bold Attempt to Deny Skripal Attack

“The concept of plausible denial had an undeniable flavor of wishful thinking about it”, wrote CIA veteran William Hood in his book on Soviet …

Mexico City

IS supporter extradited to Russia from Belgium

In this file photo taken on April 30, 2017 a member of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces removes an Islamic State group flag in the town of …

News (China)

Three militants killed in Russia's Dagestan republic

A photo posted on the website of the National Anti-Terrorist Committee shows a counter-terrorism operation in Russia's North Caucasus republic of …

News (China)

Germany Extradites Suspected Islamic Militant Back To Russia

Germany has extradited a man from Russia's North Caucasus region back to Russia, where he faces allegations of taking part in terrorist activities in …

Russia

Is there a ‘power lobby’ in Russia’s parliament pushing defense spending?

MOSCOW — Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International says about one-fifth of the members of Russia’s lower house of parliament are part of …

Russia

Watch: Russia's Putin enjoys the great outdoors as he hikes in Siberia with top officials

The Kremlin released several official photographs and a video showing Russian President Vladimir Putin taking a hiking holiday in Siberia with his defence minister and the head of the Federal Security Service.<p>The photographs show the 65-year-old Putin in a khaki outfit and hat, carrying binoculars …

Russia

Watchdog: 20 percent of Russia's Duma is 'power lobby'

MOSCOW (AP) — Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International says about one-fifth of the members of Russia's lower house of parliament are part of what it calls a "power lobby" that has significantly influenced sharply growing expenditures for national defense and law enforcement.<p>In a report …

Transparency International

Vladimir Putin enjoys hiking holiday at a nature reserve

The Kremlin released pictures of the leader who is holidaying with two other members of his top team.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin has been …

Vladimir Putin

Argentina Burns Cocaine Found At Russian Embassy

Nearly 400 kilograms of cocaine seized from the Russian Embassy in Buenos Aires has been burned in the presence of Argentina's security minister, …

Argentina

U.S. Treasury sanctions two firms for trying to help Russian company get around punishment

The Treasury Department on Tuesday sanctioning two firms and two individuals for trying to help a Russian business get around prior sanctions. The …

Sanctions

Teen Illegally Crosses Russian Border to Read Salinger Novel

“The 14-year-old trespasser explained his violation of the state border by a desire to read his favorite book in the quiet outdoors,” the FSB said.

Literature

Ringleader of Russian ‘Humpty Dumpty’ Hackers Released Early

The ringleader of the Shaltai Boltai hacking collective notorious for blackmailing top Russian officials has reportedly been granted early release …

Personal Data

Convicted Russian hacker Anikeyev released from prison

The leader of a hacker group that has targeted prominent Russian officials has been released from prison.

Suspected Russian Spy Worked At A US Embassy For Over A Decade

The suspected embassy spy wasn't identified by name in reports.<p>A suspected Russian spy reportedly worked at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow for over 10 …

Secret Service

OH NO: Secret Service Hired Russian Spy At US Embassy

Just Now<p>A suspected agent for the Russian government allegedly worked undetected in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.<p>The US Embassy in Moscow. Photo by …

Secret Service

Russia missile spy probe: Scientist held

<b>Russian investigators have arrested an award-winning 74-year-old space scientist, who is suspected of passing missile secrets to a Nato country.</b><p>Viktor Kudryavtsev is in custody in Moscow, the state space agency Roskosmos confirmed.<p>On Friday security agents raided a Roskosmos research facility …

Russia

Russian consumers face price hike due to security demands - Mobile World Live

Operators in Russia may have to increase the prices they charge customers for their services by 10 per cent, according to a letter from the Federal …

VEON

Russian Court Sends Terrorism Case Against Ukrainian Back For Additional Investigation

A court in Russia halted the trial of a 20-year-old Ukrainian man charged with abetting terrorism shortly after it got under way, sending the case …

Russia

Russia’s FSB Cracks Down on Criminal EU-Arms Supply Chain

A total of 380 weapons, including 158 handguns and 94 rifles, have been seized in the raids across Moscow, St. Petersburg and Yaroslavl.

Russia

Russia's new hypersonic missiles were reportedly leaked to Western spies, infuriating the Kremlin

• <b>Russia's Federal Security Service is said to believe that plans for two of the country's new hypersonic missiles have been leaked to the West.</b>• <b><br>Russia is thought to be ahead in some areas of missile technology, meaning such a leak could be especially damaging.</b><p>Russia's Federal Security Service …

Military

Russian security service searches space agency over suspected treason: TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Federal Security Service has searched a research facility controlled by the country’s space agency Roskosmos over the suspected leaking of secrets about new hypersonic weapons to Western spies, the TASS news agency reported on Friday.<p>TASS cited the space agency as saying …

Russia

Russian space agency confirms security agency search

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's space agency is confirming that federal security agents have searched two of its daughter operations, following a report that their workers were suspected of treason for cooperating with the West.<p>The respected business newspaper Kommersant reported Friday that a criminal case …

Business

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues use of Telegram channel despite messaging app ban

The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MFA) Telegram channel continues to be active despite a court ruling that blocked country-wide access to the messenger service back in April.<p>The decision came after Telegram, which offers encrypted messaging, refused to hand over to the Federal Security …

World News

Mother Of Crimean Tatar Jailed In Russia 'Starts Hunger Strike'

The mother of a jailed Crimean Tatar man says she has started a hunger strike, calling on the Russian authorities to release her son, who was …

Hunger Strike

Russia detains five Islamic State members planning attack: news agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Friday it had detained five members of an Islamic State cell planning attacks in several regions and had seized an array of weapons, according to Russian news agencies.<p>The five suspects were apprehended in the city of Yaroslavl, …

World News

Russia Says Nine Militants Plotting Dagestan Attack Killed After Gun Battle

The militants opened fire after being ordered to lay down their arms and were shot dead.

Special Forces

Roger Stone: I Was Poisoned by Russia

Political consultant Roger Stone has again asserted he spent Christmas 2016 trying to survive an assassination attempt — most likely radioactive …

Donald Trump

Russian authorities asks court to block messaging app

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's communications watchdog says it has asked a court to block access to a popular messaging app.The Russian Communications Agency …

Business

Russia expects international cooperation on security of World Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The director of Russia’s main domestic intelligence agency, the Federal Security Service, or FSB, said on Wednesday he expects cooperation with his agency’s counterparts in other countries will help Russia host a successful World Cup.<p>Alexander Bortnikov, the director of Russia’s …

Russia

Russia Accuses Ukraine of Hijacking Crimean Fishing Vessel in 'Violation of International Law'

kerch-incident.ru<p>Russian security services have accused Ukrainian border guards of hijacking a Crimean fishing vessel, calling the move a “flagrant …

Hijacking