is a watchdog of the Russian secret services’ activities, founded in September 2000. 

  • Editor – Andrei Soldatov
  • Deputy editor – Irina Borogan 
  • Technical support – Gajane Torboch

Our mission

In 2000 we launched because Putin just became president and we believed he would increase the role of the security services in Russian society. More than twenty years later, it’s still relevant.

The present version of the site was launched on January 3, 2022. The previous version is available on