Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Russia: In Our KGB State, Don’t Bother Sealing the Envelope

Posted by Info on 20/07/2009

Grigory Pasko: As some of you have probably read in the news, this week my fellow citizens and I woke up to a new Russia, under even greater control by the inheritants of the KGB.  As initially reported by,

beginning on the 21st of July, law-enforcement organs will have unrestricted access to the postal dispatches of citizens – letters, parcels, remittances and so forth. Employees of eight siloviki structures of the RF – organs of internal affairs, of the FSB, of the Federal Protection Service (FSO) and foreign intelligence, as well as customs officers, workers of the Federal Service for the Execution of Punishments (FSIN) and Gosnarkokontrol – will be able to open mail for inspection.

One can already imagine the chekists hastily equipping offices for themselves at post offices on perfectly legal grounds (of course they have been reading mail all along); the outraged human rights advocates; and the bleating – that is, the silence – of the majority of the citizens of our KGB state.

One Response to “Russia: In Our KGB State, Don’t Bother Sealing the Envelope”

  1. Семен said

    Свобода слова на блоге – это всегда хорошо! Главное, чтобы общественности было что Вам сказать 🙂

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