Tag: Federal Security Service

Chat Group Becomes Target of Moscow’s Wrath as Security Crackdown Widens

MOSCOW — When a group of young Russians set up a chat group on social media nearly three years ago, they called themselves the “Club of Plant Lovers,” creating an innocuous gathering place for online discussion about their hobbies, university studies and sometimes politics. After a few weeks, however, the chat group, which had changed […]

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Former Marine Sentenced to 9 Years in Russia in Case Criticized as Political

MOSCOW — When Trevor R. Reed, a former U.S. Marine, traveled to Moscow from his home in Texas in May 2019, he planned to spend the summer with his Russian girlfriend and take some language lessons. By August, he was in jail, facing charges of assaulting and endangering the lives of two police officers, accusations […]

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