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LIGNET: Domestic Surveillance a Powerful Tool at Putin's Service

Image: LIGNET: Domestic Surveillance a Powerful Tool at Putin's Service Russian President Vladimir Putin waves during the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games closing ceremony at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, on March 16, 2014. (Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)

Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 04:07 PM

Anyone listening to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s response to Edward Snowden during the now famous live television exchange might be forgiven for thinking the Kremlin doesn’t spy on its own people.

Yet Russia clearly operates one of the most extensive and sophisticated domestic surveillance programs in the world, a powerful tool that Putin wields with impunity.

Click HERE to read an exclusive analysis by LIGNET's top intelligence experts.



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