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Agentura.Ru is an Russian web-site founded in 2000 as internet-community of journalists monitor and write about Russian, American, British, and other Western security and intelligence agencies. Editor of Agentura.Ru is Andrei Soldatov, deputy editor - Irina Borogan.


Articles by Agentura :

Russia: Why Putin Will Inherit An Unhappy FSB In 2012 – Analysis

By Andrei Soldatov Although funding for the Federal Security Service increased significantly during the 2000s, it is facing its most

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Russia: The Boundaries Of Prosecutorial Control – Analysis

By Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan No matter what the direct causes may have been, the suicide attempt by General

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Russia: Black Leather Coats Ordered For ‘High-Ranking FSO Officers’

On June 10, 2011 it became known that the Federal protective service, the FSO has launched a tender to purchase

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Why Spies Are Judged By Wartime Laws – Analysis

By Andrei Soldatov Twenty-five years, that was the prison sentence the prosecutor demanded for Foreign Intelligence (SVR) colonel Alexander Poteyev,

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Russia: FSB Not Backing Down Over Skype

By Andrei Soldatov The Deputy Head of the FSB Scientific and Technical Service, Alexander Andreechkin’s statement on the danger posed by

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The True Andropov: A Response To Andrei Konchalovsky – OpEd

In the opinion of film director Andrei Konchalovsky the true herald of liberal reform in the Soviet Union was Yury

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Russia: Blogosphere Under Attack – Analysis

By Andrei Soldatov The hacker attacks hit Russia’s top blogging service, LiveJournal just a few weeks after a remarkable Medvedev’s

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World News 

Russia’s Very Secret Services – Analysis


By Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan When the Soviet Union collapsed, many observers expected its fearsome intelligence apparatus to wither

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Russia: FSB Buildings Under Attack

On March 9, 2011 an unidentified device exploded in snow at the stop on Michurinsky Avenue around 1630 (1330 GMT).

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