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Vladimir Putin Reviving The KGB? Russias’s State Security Could Soon Mirror Soviet-era Service

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has plans to create new security service that will closely mirror the Soviet-era KGB, according to a report Monday from the Russian newspaper Kommersant.

Kremlin sources said the “Ministry for State Security” — which will be known by the acronym “MGB” —  is set to officially take shape before Russia’s 2018 presidential election. It will reportedly look a lot like the infamous KGB in its power and the role it serves.

The security service will reportedly conduct criminal investigations and oversee Russia’s other law enforcement groups. The country’s investigative bodies in charge of overseeing political trials will reportedly see most of their power transferred to the MGB. “The result would be a single powerful security structure, sitting at the heart of the state’s enforcement machinery, much as the KGB once did in the Soviet Union,” wrote ABC News Monday.  – READ MORE

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