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Lubyanka Criminal Group is a book written by the late Alexander Litvinenko. In this book it is alleged that the KGB of the Soviet Era changed into a criminal organisation. According to Wikipedia there were even allegations that Vladimir Putin was involved in Drug related crime. In the book, the authors claim that Russian president Vladimir Putin and other FSB officers have been involved in organized crime, including covering up drug traffic from Afghanistan.  
The book was withdrawn from sales in Russia by request from the FSB  according to The Moscow Human Rights News Agency Prima News. In response, the authors allowed the book's publication and distribution by anyone in Russia free of charge. Alexander Goldfarb, the executive director of International Foundation for Civil Liberties which licensed the book's copyright in Russia, stated, "By banning the books for the first time since the Soviet times, FSB threw down a challenge to the society".
Praise of the bookEdit
Litvinenko described a leading criminal group that provides "protection" for all other organized crime in the country and which continues the criminal war against their own people", like their KGB and NKVD predecessors. "Book proves: Lubyanka was taken over by the enemies of the people (who else would put their own people on the needle and blow up sleeping children?)" "If Putin's team can not disprove the facts provided by Litvinenko, Putin must shoot himself. Patrushev and all other leadership of Lubyanka Criminal Group must follow his example.
Former Soviet prisoner of conscience Vladimir Bukovsky stated, "Litvinenko eloquently depicts that what was long considered to be the 'shield and sword' of the communist party is in reality a huge criminal mechanism".
As Andrei Antonov writes, "the way Litvinenko sees it, the FSB is clearly a criminal and even terrorist organization. And not only because of apartment explosions or alleged conspiracy against Berezovsky. Litvinenko is certain that security services were behind the murder of Galina Starovoitova, a prominent figure in Russia's democracy movement, and the death of Anatoly Sobchak, and many, many other things."
- ↑ Litvinenko accuses president Putin of involvement in drug business, by Prima News
- ↑ http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lubyanka_Criminal_Group&oldid=283748052
- ↑ The FSB as a criminal grouping, Andrei Antonov, Prima News, 2002-09-30
- ↑ State secret disclosed in the book about terrorist acts, Prima News
- ↑ Copyright removed from books by Litvinenko and Felshtinskiy, Prima News
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- ↑ Why United States do not have "external intelligence"?, by Viktor Suvorov
- ↑ Russian Ex-Spy Lived in a World of Deceptions, by Alan Cowell, New York Times, December 3, 2006
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