Federal'naya Sluzhba Bezopasnosti
( Federal Security Service
The Federal Security Service, previously known as Federal Counterintelligence Service
(FSK) is one of the successors
of the KGB
. It is a 75.000-person agency
, headquarterd in the Lubyanka.
The FSB is allowed to open mail, tap telephones, monitor other forms of communication, and enter a private residence. (with court permisson, of course...)
SORM empowers the FSB to monitor all the internet traffic in Russia.
fas.org is cool