What do you do when you graduate from school having been trained in espionage and the black arts, learning how to break into foreigners’ homes and intimidate diplomats?
Well you celebrate by hiring a fleet of Mercedes G-Wagens, drive round Moscow in a motorcade holding up the traffic, and post your videos, pictures, and names on social media.
Old school FSB officers (for that read former KGB) are furious. Major-general Alexander Mikhalov, says that the graduates are betraying their motherland. “F0r four years they were taught plotting, corporate ethics, not to reveal secrets. A treason was committed with those boys who ended up in the photographs”
One of the graduates is quoted as saying that if they’d hired Volgas instead of mercs it would have been OK and no-one would have complained.
I think he’s missing the point and it hardly reflects well on his intelligence. The CIA, NSA, MI6, and most western intelligence & counter-intelligence agencies will be all over the pictures.
I can’t actually see any women in the picture so perhaps the FSB hasn’t got an equal opportunity policy in place yet.
If they aren’t court-martialled or sacked they can probably look forward to a career checking passports in Siberia or on the front-line in Syria or Ukraine or wherever Putin is fighting his dirty little wars.
The FSB has since said that some of the culprits will have their assignments changed and that bosses at the academy where they were trained will be demoted or sacked. You don’t say..