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Martyn K17 Mar 2023 8:12 a.m. PST

Here is an article from the institute for the study of war. I love reading some of their stuff as they often get into areas not covered by others. I found this one interesting as it discusses the FSB getting involved in the Russian Defense Industrial Base. I hope that others find this interesting as well.

"The Russian Federal State Security Service (FSB) appears to be trying to penetrate the Russian Defense Industrial Base (DIB) in a way that is reminiscent of the KGB's involvement with the Soviet military establishment. Spokesperson for the Ukrainian Center for the Research of Trophy and Prospective Weapons and Military Equipment of the Ukrainian General Staff Andrii Rudyk remarked on March 16 that Ukrainian experts have found FSB markings on many Russian weapons components that Ukrainian forces have destroyed or captured on the battlefield. Rudyk noted that these markings appear not only on equipment such as T-90M tanks, but also on weapons' microcircuits, and suggested that this means that the FSB conducted an equipment inspection of such weapons and components. Rudyk concluded that this means that the FSB does not trust Russian military leadership and is conducting inspections of Russian equipment accordingly. FSB markings on Russian equipment and weapons components, if confirmed, would have broader implications for the relationship between the FSB, the Russian DIB, and the broader Russian military apparatus. Either FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov has instructed the FSB to conduct these investigations at the direction of Russian President Vladimir Putin, or Bortnikov has issued this directive independent of Putin. In either case the FSB appears to be directly inserting itself into the inner workings of the Russian DIB, likely penetrating equipment acquisition and inspection processes. The KGB (the FSB's predecessor) notably penetrated the Red Army and Soviet defense industry in a similar fashion".

mjkerner17 Mar 2023 10:45 a.m. PST

Just like Tsarist and Commie Russia. That country is just doomed to be a cesspool of corruption, oppression, and paranoia.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2023 11:44 a.m. PST

The FSB is, arguably, just doing its job, specifically counter-intelligence and national security.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2023 8:54 a.m. PST

Just like Tsarist and Commie Russia. That country is just doomed to be a cesspool of corruption, oppression, and paranoia.
Yeah, they should just change the name back to the KGB. It would make a little more sense. And comrade Putin would love it !

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