Tag: FSB

How Many Russians Are Fighting for ISIS? A Brief History of The Kremlin’s Arbitrary Numbers

December 20, 2016

Reports of precise numbers and accounts of tracking Islamist fighters as they leave Russia and return open up the question of how much the FSB controls these fighters, not only to gather intelligence but to perform missions.

Human Rights Lawyers Discover 5 Cases of Russian Women Imprisoned for State Treason Related to Georgia

December 6, 2016

Lawyers at Team 29, a group of lawyers and journalists defending freedom of information in Russia, have discovered five cases of Russian women imprisoned on charges of treason for text messages they sent related to the Russian military and Georgia.

Kommersant Reports Names of Two Russian Soldiers Allegedly Killed in Crimean Border Clashes

August 18, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: Citing sources “close to the investigation,” Kommersant has reported further information from a criminal case opened up in connection with the deaths of FSB officer Roman Kamenev and an Airborne Troops contract soldier Semyon Sychev, thus revealing the names of the soldiers killed. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be […]