Rookie FSB agents are punished for ‘indecent’ graduation jinx in Moscow

Gelandewagen parade videos leads to ‘career change’ as Russia demands highest standards from secret servicemen.

FSB veterans spoke of ‘treason’ and ‘betrayal’. Picture: Ren TV

A brash parade of FSB Academy graduates in a cortege of black Mercedes Gelandewagens, horns blaring, met with horror from veteran spies but also the Russian authorities. The best agents stay in the shadows, but in their graduation celebration this basic rule was forgotten. 

At the time the Kremlin declined to comment, instead making clear that the FSB Academy and the service itself should take action – and now they have. 

Those responsible were given an ultimatum to leave the service, or face postings to the other side of Siberia, in Chukotka, or Kamchatka, it was reported. 

‘The main part of FSB Academy graduates who took part in the ride of Gelandewagen cars were sent to serve in Chukotka and Kamchatka detachments,’ reported Life.ru tabloid. 

‘The graduates were offered either to agree and to go to these remote regions near the border, or to resign. Almost all chose the first option.’

FSB agents are punished for 'indecent' graduation jinx in Moscow

FSB agents are punished for 'indecent' graduation jinx in Moscow

FSB agents are punished for 'indecent' graduation jinx in Moscow

FSB agents are punished for 'indecent' graduation jinx in Moscow

'Sent to Siberia' - rookie FSB agents are punished for 'indecent' graduation jinx in Moscow

'Sent to Siberia' - rookie FSB agents are punished for 'indecent' graduation jinx in Moscow


Violating the basic principle of serving FSB, the Moscow Academy graduates. Pictures: Ren TV


A source told the news outlet: ‘It was important for the FSB leadership to teach their graduates a lesson for such a provocative behaviour.’

Yet despite the ‘indecent and demonstrative behaviour’ and the ‘anger’ it caused, it was decided ‘not to withdraw their chance to serve in the FSB’.

A way back to Moscow has been allowed for those graduates who service their time in the Russian Far East and ‘demonstrate exceptional professional skills’.

A statement from the FSB made clear the incident flouted the code of ethics and acceptable behaviour. 

‘The leadership of the Academy are subject to disciplinary actions,’ the statement continued. ‘Some of the directors were reduced to lower positions, others were listed for resignation. During the internal investigation it was established that in order to dramatise the situation numerous fake video and other materials allegedly related to graduates to the Academy were used in the Internet. 

‘This information will be studied in detail.’

FSB agents are punished for 'indecent' graduation jinx in Moscow

FSB agents are punished for 'indecent' graduation jinx in Moscow


FSB agents punished for ‘indecent’ graduation jinx in Moscow. Pictures: Ren TV


Retired Vladimir Rubanov, former head of the KGB analytics department, was quoted saying that such behaviour was a ‘disgrace’ and ‘should not be forgiven’.

Other veterans spoke of ‘treason’ and ‘betrayal’.

Images of the Mercedes parade were shown on the internet and the story was covered by the Russian and international media. 

(c) Siberian Times 2019

5 comments

  1. Interesting that while half of Russia is starving, Putin’s latest criminals are riding around in vehicles costing well over a $100K each. German built crap too. Must be a present from Merkel to Putin.

    • Focusser, if these pictures do not end up in the library does that mean they are hot links? I’ve noticed Veth’s pics don’t end up there and still no features.

      • I don’t know what Veth is doing, because he never uses featured images. Maybe he just uploads them straight into the article.

  2. So much for the sanctions crap. Still sales of “quality junk” (quote from mechanic that worked on them years ago) to the moskali. Must be a number of “grads” for that number of vehicles. Or are they like muslims, 7 virgins for graduation?
    The Sauerkrautes are happy and proud of themselves for recipt of a few million rubbles profits on those vehicles.

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