CFRIES

Centre Franco-Russe d’Intelligence Economique et Stratégique

13 février 2007

Biometric Passports Failed

Just as Kommersant predicted, the process of introducing biometric passports in Russia went into a skid. The Federal Migration Service (FMS) said yesterday that the equipment for recording personal data of a passport’s holder, supplied by Voskhod enterprise, turned out to be unreliable and is breaking all the time. Due to these problems, the beginning of mass issuing of new passports in St. Petersburg is postponed for indefinite time. Head of FMS in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region Yuri Buryak spoke of difficulties that suddenly... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2007

Moscow Creates Anti-Terrorism Watchdog

Complex security department might appear at Moscow’s government. It will control all anti-terrorism services of the city, and will deal with “military management” during emergency situations, supervising the media, meetings and mass public events. The new department’s budget has not been approved by Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov. However, prefectures and municipal councils are already forming anti-terrorism divisions. The idea of a more thorough anti-terrorism control became relevant after Nikolai Patrushev, head of the National... [Lire la suite]
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04 juillet 2006

Les services spéciaux du FSB peuvent être envoyés hors de la Russie

La douma d'Etat a décidé de donnet carte blanche au president pour qui'il "by passe" le Conseil de la fédération dans sa prise de décision concernant  l’envoi des services secrets de lutte contre les terroristes en dehors de la Russie. Les corrections correspondantes de la loi "Sur le service Fédéral de la sécurité" seront examinées cette semaine. Après leur acceptation le chef de l'Etat pourra envoyer à l'étranger les services spéciaux du FSB sans accord du Conseil de la fédération : en effet, la... [Lire la suite]
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30 juin 2006

Information on Russian diplomats murderers priced $10mln

National anti-terror committee of the Russian Federation will pay a $10mln reward for information on the murderers of Russian diplomats in Iraq. Head of the Federal Security Service of Russia Nikolai Patrushev announced the decision on June 30 after a meeting of the President Vladimir Putin with SC permanent members in Kremlin. Patrushev also said that it is the national anti-terror committee that will coordinate the work of the Russian security on carrying out the Presidents’ order related to the slaughter of employees of the Russian... [Lire la suite]
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22 juin 2006

Director of Samara market, his bodyguard injured in blast

SAMARA, June 20 (Itar-Tass) - - Director of the Troitsky market of Samara and his bodyguard got injuries in an explosion at this trade enterprise, learnt at the region’s law enforcement bodies. According to law enforcers, an explosive device went off at the stair-well at 10.34 Moscow time on Tuesday. It was planted in a lighting plafond. “As a result, the market director and his bodyguard, who were climbing the staircase, got glass fragmentation injuries. The bodyguard was taken to a hospital. The very explosive device was of low... [Lire la suite]
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19 juin 2006

Jeweler to music's stars arrested on U.S. charges

Friday, June 16, 2006 By ADAM GOLDMANASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK -- The jeweler known for putting diamonds on celebrities from Kanye West to Sir Elton John was arrested Thursday in connection with a multi-state drug and money laundering ring. Yakov Arabov, known throughout the hip-hop world as Jacob Arabo or "Jacob the Jeweler," was arrested on money-laundering charges. Arabov, who appeared briefly in U.S. District Court in Manhattan after his arrest, did not wan to comment, said his lawyer, Daniel Gotlin. "It's... [Lire la suite]
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