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Ukraine attacked Russia with “ISIS’ hand”. The story of an FSB/ex-KGB branded narrative

Ukraine attacked Russia with “ISIS’ hand”. The story of an FSB/ex-KGB branded narrative

Ukraine has been accused of being responsible for the terrorist attack in Moscow. Originally published on Telegram, the thesis was developed by Vladimir Putin and his close siloviki, the current and former head of the FSB, Alexander Bortnikov and Nikolai Patrushev, both ex-KGB, like Putin. The narrative rids the Russian authorities of all responsibility, plays well into the rhetoric about the Ukrainian-Western aggression and can be used to escalate the war. Arguments in its defense include falsehoods and an older conspiracy theory.

Cătălin Gomboș
Cătălin Gomboș
27 Mar 2024
Russia’s people in the EU: the Latvian MEP working for the FSB

Russia’s people in the EU: the Latvian MEP working for the FSB

Latvia’s efforts to rein in Russian spying and influence came to spotlight following allegations that a well-known pro-Russian MEP, Tatjana Ždanoka, collaborated with the FSB.

Kaspars Germanis
Kaspars Germanis
20 Feb 2024
Chișinău: 45 out of the 80 employees of the Russian Embassy in Moldova will be expelled in the wake of an espionage scandal

Chișinău: 45 out of the 80 employees of the Russian Embassy in Moldova will be expelled in the wake of an espionage scandal

Are the antennas on top of the Russian Embassy building used to spy on Moldovan authorities? The Security and Intelligence Service cancelled the agreements with the FSB and SVR, while the Russian Embassy will stop providing consular services

Corneliu Rusnac
Corneliu Rusnac
02 Aug 2023
Chișinău: Ceban poses as a pro-European mayor, albeit at the expense of the FSB

Chișinău: Ceban poses as a pro-European mayor, albeit at the expense of the FSB

The Republic of Moldova remains the target of Moscow’s active measures. Certain pro-Russian politicians in Chișinău with good chances of securing high office are being counselled by the FSB.

Mădălin Necșuțu
Mădălin Necșuțu
16 Jul 2023
As the war with Ukraine rages on, Russia is afraid of a psychic attack and is ready to defend itself with priests and officers with paranormal powers

As the war with Ukraine rages on, Russia is afraid of a psychic attack and is ready to defend itself with priests and officers with paranormal powers

According to a document of the Russian Federal Guard Service, the agency is prepared to defend Vladimir Putin including with the help of hypnotists and priests. The existence of a parapsychological defence plan may seem bizarre, but a penchant for mysticism and the paranormal is not uncommon in Russia. Over time, the elites and even the state have turned to unconventional helpers, such as Rasputin, KGB parapsychologists or the FSB general who said he can read minds.

Ionuț Iamandi
Ionuț Iamandi
30 Jan 2023
Andrei Soldatov: Putin was always very ruthless and is getting more and more paranoid

Andrei Soldatov: Putin was always very ruthless and is getting more and more paranoid

Putin's Russia is becoming more and more like Stalin's Russia, according to journalist Andrei Soldatov, one of the most respected experts on the Russian secret services. In an interview with Veridica and TVR, Soldatov explained how Putin corrupted Russian society, why the FSB is the successor to the Soviet KGB, what the methods and mentality of intelligence officers are, and how they came to believe and trust him also convince Putin that a war in Ukraine was necessary.

Marian Voicu
Marian Voicu
20 Nov 2022
From Vladimir Putin's Cancer to FSB’s Involvement in Boris Nemtsov's Assassination: Stories from the Russian Independent Media

From Vladimir Putin's Cancer to FSB’s Involvement in Boris Nemtsov's Assassination: Stories from the Russian Independent Media

The Proekt team, declared an undesirable organization in the Russian Federation last year, returns with an extensive investigation into Vladimir Putin's health problems. The Insider writes how, before being assassinated, the politician Boris Nemtsov was pursued by FSB agents later involved in the poisoning of Alexei Navalny. Russian publicists are also pondering the chances of Putin being tried by the Hague Tribunal for war crimes.

Mariana Vasilache
Mariana Vasilache
05 Apr 2022
Kasparov vs. Putin

Kasparov vs. Putin

Garry Kasparov is a legend, probably the best chess player of all time. In 2013 he retired from political life in Russia and chose self-exile in New York. He became one of the most active human rights defenders, succeeding Václav Havel as President of the Human Rights Foundation (HRF). He remains Putin's most vocal and visible opponent. He told us about Putin's dictatorial regime, about the mafia that controls the entire Russian system, about foreign policy, disinformation, crimes, abuses, but also Vladimir Putin's fortune.

Marian Voicu
Marian Voicu
13 Jun 2021
Garry Kasparov: I am fighting a Russian dictator

Garry Kasparov: I am fighting a Russian dictator

The chess great spoke with Veridica about his fight for democracy and human rights, the new type of totalitarianism in Russia and what the West should do to stop Putin. Garry Kasparov told us that he is not worried that the regime is trying to eliminate him from textbooks because, in the long run, it is not the dictators who write history. He also said that there is no point in fearing that he will be assassinated because “If someone like Putin decides that you are next on the list, it doesn’t matter if you have protection or not. You go.”

Marian Voicu
Marian Voicu
13 Jun 2021