Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Thursday, July 21, 2016


I'm not sure what this event says about politics or the government in Russia, but there are invisible politics going on. Wait and see…

One Russian Security Agency Raids Another, in Rare Sign of Dysfunction
Russia’s main domestic intelligence service raided the Moscow headquarters of an investigative agency on Tuesday, in a rare sign of dysfunction in the country’s domestic security services…

Agents of the Federal Security Service, or F.S.B., the main successor to the Soviet K.G.B., searched the offices of the Investigative Committee, the powerful branch of the prosecutor’s office that deals with politically hued crimes.

The raid was all the more baffling because the two agencies are generally viewed as operating in lock step…

The F.S.B. searched the offices of the director of the committee’s Moscow operation and arrested a deputy head of the headquarters… and the two top officials in the department of internal affairs…

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