Skip to comments.Ex-spy's book seized in Russia
Posted on 12/30/2003 4:58:23 PM PST by Indy Pendance
MOSCOW, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Copies of a book linking Russia's FSB security service to apartment blasts in 1999 have been seized by the Russian police, the book's sellers say.
Over 4,000 issues of "FSB Blows Up Russia" were confiscated in western Russia on Sunday, Alexander Podrabinek of the Prima news agency told the BBC.
Podrabinek said "the books were seized as anti-government propaganda."
The FSB denies any involvement in the blasts that killed nearly 300 people and led to the second war in Chechnya. Instead, it has blamed Chechen rebels for organizing the September 1999 bombings -- two in Moscow and two in Volgodonsk.
The copies of the book were seized en route from the western city of Pskov to Moscow after being stopped by road police, Podrabinek said.
The book is co-authored by former FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko, who fled to Britain in 2000 and was given political asylum there. Litvinenko has accused his superiors of carrying out the apartment bombings and also of ordering him to kill Russia's exiled tycoon Boris Berezovsky.
This is why they hid the loss of the Kursk until it was too late for anyone to rescue those poor submariners.
It seems the automatic reflex in Russia is to deny that anything is happening. It is identical to the Chernobyl disaster. The Soviet pigs denied and denied and denied, while radiation counters were going off all over scandinavia.
I don't know what it will take to fix this problem.
Until the Russian Government learns to take anti-government press as a matter of course and a price of power, freedom will not be a reality for Russians.
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