Freedom Fighter Edward Snowden Hires KGB Lawyer Who Urged Ban on Internet Anonymity


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Because freedom isn’t free. Especially when it comes from the FSB.

NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who’s residing in a Moscow airport and now seeking asylum in Russia, has hired legal counsel there that might get him purchase with the Russian security state, but isn’t likely to endear him to the U.S. government or human-rights organizations. AFP reports that Anatoly Kucherena, ”a Russian lawyer who helped Snowden file an application for asylum in Russia earlier Tuesday,” happens to “sit on the ‘public council’ of the Federal Security Service (FSB), which was created by Putin in 2006.”

President Vladimir Putin, an ex-KGB man himself, reorganized the old Soviet security agency into the FSB and a few other directorates in the 2000s, and the agency under his regime has been accused of a range of human-rights abuses and linked to some high-profile murders, including the polonium poisoning of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in 2006.

The council on which Kucherena sits is a public-relations body intended to improve communications with Russian citizens; its 15 members are approved by the FSB’s chief, currently Alexander Bornitkov, who is a close associate of and was appointed by Putin’s prime minister, Dmitry Medvedev.

Anatoly Kucherena is a regime cog. He headed up government fronts like the Institute of Democracy and Cooperation.

President Putin has endorsed a plan by a prominent Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, to set up a think tank with monitoring offices in New York and Paris to study the U.S. and French political systems and “recommend improvements,” the Wall Street Journal reports. Kucherena said the new think tank would provide “constructive” criticism, scrutinizing U.S. election laws, the state of human rights, race relations and the American response to terrorism – all of which, he said, raise troubling questions. “The U.S. election system is intriguing,” he said. “In a country with such a democratic history it’s interesting that the outcome is decided by the electoral college and not by the people.”

The irony here is that he has access to Russia’s own domestic espionage operation.

Speaking to the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda, Anatoly Kucherena – a lawyer and member of the public chamber that oversees the security services – admitted that this did not always happen. He said the real figures for state-authorised break-ins and phone taps were probably far higher.

Komsomolskaya Pravda was originally the official paper of the youth wing of the Communist Party. Currently it’s owned by figures with close links to the Russian government.

For those Assange types still hanging on to Snowden, Anatoly Kucherena urged a ban on anonymous internet communications.

“In order to clean up the industry, it is necessary to take a clear law that will specify the sanctions that can keep the programmers from the desire to create malicious software,” Anatoly Kucherena said.

There’s just something about Russia’s secret police matrix that turns life into political satire.

  • gatekeeper96740

    I happen to like Putin a lot. I have seen what he has done and he is a devote Greek Orthodox Christian.

    • Tan

      Putin is no Christian. In case you haven’t notice, there have been some Christian persecution going on in Russia recently by the Russian authorities. Not killing or mass murder, but things like they can’t have a church or some arrests taking place. And the Russian “Orthodox Church” sees Christians as outsiders to this day. And the Russian Orthodox Church as far as I’m aware is a pawn for the Russian government or at least has been penetrated by KGB/FSB agents. And Putin is just another Communist that runs Russia. Russia has not changed as they’ve claimed back in 1991. It was all part of a controlled-collapse as Anatoliy Golitsyn had predicted in 1984 in his book New Lies For Old.

      • gatekeeper96740

        BS

        • OfficialPro

          if he hates communists what was he doing in the KGB?

          • gatekeeper96740

            He was following the career track his father set out for him. He isn’t KGB anymore. He is ex-KGB. He is the Russian President now. You have never heard of subversion from within.Do try to keep up.He retired from the KGB in 1991 and enter politics.
            From the time he was an infant his mother, a secret Christian, had him baptized and instructed him in his faith.
            His mother hid all of this from Putin’s father who was a communist.

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  • Tan

    So, if Russia has a “think-tank” in our country and it is making suggestions for what our country needs to do, what does this say about America? Who’s really running our country now besides the Marxist-in-Chief? Are we being shepherd in the name of Russian interests? The Soviet Union has dump down America before and they can do it again (just like when they convinced us that communism in Russia had “collapsed”). Why are we allowing this to happen? Russia even as our so-called “ally” cannot be trusted, even when they appear to be acting like allies at times. I do not trust Russia’s decision of any kind, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY HAVE A “THINK-TANK” SPYING ON US IN THE OPEN. WHO ON EARTH DOES THAT ANYWAY? And I don’t trust Russia Today, which as far as I’m aware is funded by Moscow. Does that sound like a good thing to you? Their propaganda machine coming into our country to spread lies or disinformation? The old Russia has not gone away. They’ve just morphed their tactics to make themselves more effective against us.

  • Mike Kovil

    Snwoden should be arrested by Russian police!

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  • Erudite Mavin

    No surprise. Snowden’s handler, Greenwald can be seen on youtube
    speaking at Marxist conferences along with mocking 9/11 and
    the usual Radical Left – Libertarian propaganda.
    No wonder Ron Paul said Snowden is a hero and Rand gives him props.