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The American embassy in Russia will be guarded by the company created by the veteran of the SVR

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In connection with the forced reduction of the US diplomatic mission in Russia, the US State Department decided to reduce including the staff of the embassy security service in Moscow and the consulates in St. Petersburg, Vladivostok and Yekaterinburg, reports Kommersant.




Full-time specialists were replaced by employees of the Russian private security holding company Elite Security. For the protection of the American diplomatic mission within one year, the holding will receive $ 2,8 million.

It is reported that the task of security officers is to “prevent unauthorized access to the facilities of the diplomatic mission, protect the lives of its employees and their family members, prevent attacks on them, maintain order and prevent terrorist attacks.”

The contract was confirmed by the spokeswoman for the US embassy in Moscow, Maria Olson.

After Russia's unreasonable decision to reduce the staff of the mission, including our local security service, we were forced to look for alternative ways to ensure the protection of our facilities and personnel,
she explained.

Newspaper sources in the security industry said that the Elite Security holding was created by retired Major General of the Foreign Intelligence Service Viktor Budanov, and his son Dmitry leads it. Both Budanovs are indeed among the founders of the Elite Security Private Security Company, registered in 1997.

Major General Budanov worked in Soviet intelligence since 1966, in the central office and abroad. He graduated from the service in 1992, “as the head of one of the departments of the Foreign Intelligence Service.”

Dmitry Galochkin, the leader of the non-state security trade union, called the choice by the US embassy of a Russian company a reasonable step.

Today tens of thousands of Americans are constantly in Moscow, including representatives of Western corporations who hire former employees of the Russian special services. Their colleagues perceive it differently, but the interaction between the seller and the recipient of security services between themselves is a matter of personal trust and a subject for counterintelligence. I am sure that the employees of the Russian company will not have access to any serious information about the work of the embassy. We live in a transparent world, and Americans understand this. They weighed the risks on the one hand and the need to protect and maintain order on the other,
said Galochkin.

At the US embassy, ​​when asked whether the State Department was aware that the founder of Elite Security, a retired general of Russian intelligence, said only that before concluding the contract "a comprehensive financial and legal examination was carried out to ensure that the department did not violate the sanctions imposed the US government. "

In the process of examination, the Department of Diplomatic Security Bureau of the State Department carried out all the necessary checks using the US Department of the Treasury's Department of Foreign Assets Control,
clarified the embassy spokeswoman.
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  1. oleg-gr
    oleg-gr 10 November 2017 16: 18 New
    +6
    They will definitely protect? Or maybe the SVR veteran decided to recall his youth and this private security company is just a cover for his main profession?
    1. Going
      Going 10 November 2017 16: 28 New
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      As they say the former does not happen.
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 10 November 2017 17: 02 New
      +6
      Survived veterans of special services. They get a job for the enemy. It seems that the pension is small.
      1. 79807420129
        79807420129 10 November 2017 17: 10 New
        12
        Quote: siberalt
        Survived veterans of special services. They get a job for the enemy. It seems that the pension is small.

        Oleg, read carefully
        Quote: Going
        there are no ex.

        hi
        1. Going
          Going 10 November 2017 17: 19 New
          +8
          Quote: siberalt
          Survived veterans of special services. They get a job for the enemy. It seems that the pension is small.


          Or continue their service. hi
        2. Oden280
          Oden280 10 November 2017 18: 29 New
          0
          Why not guard them, let them sit behind the fence. There will be less harm
          1. Vanek
            Vanek 11 November 2017 10: 39 New
            +2
            Quote: Oden280
            Why not guard them, let them sit behind the fence.


            Sooner or later they will hang a sign.

            "Prisoner of war camp"

            Why guard? Let them sit still.

            hi
      2. DMB_95
        DMB_95 10 November 2017 18: 23 New
        10
        The FSB Border Service should be entrusted with this task ... On the entire perimeter of the diplomatic mission to build a full-fledged line of the State Border of the Russian Federation with barbed wire and a control and track strip. In order for patrol guards with dogs to constantly patrol and the Border Guard to stand, to conduct regular exercises with shooting, and to be allowed out of the diplomatic mission (and into it) only after the inspection procedure. In short, so that they would not protect us from diplomats, but us from them, and emphasize this provision in every way. That would be really the same asymmetric the answer.
        1. Egorovich
          Egorovich 10 November 2017 18: 54 New
          +6
          Funny but acceptable.
        2. creak
          creak 10 November 2017 20: 36 New
          +1
          Quote: DMB_95
          On the entire perimeter of the diplomatic mission to build a full-fledged line of the State border of the Russian Federation with barbed wire and a control and track strip. So that outfits of border guards with dogs would constantly patrol and the Border Guard would stand, so that exercises with shooting would be held regularly

          So them, it means that our Embassy in Washington will be guarded in the same way - with a thorn, PCB, dogs and shooting ... Here our diplomats will enjoy this regime ... fellow
          About such jingoistic proposals in the old days they said "zeal is not wise" ... soldier
          It’s good that in the Foreign Ministry we are still sane people ...
          1. DMB_95
            DMB_95 11 November 2017 19: 55 New
            0
            Quote: ranger
            Quote: DMB_95
            On the entire perimeter of the diplomatic mission to build a full-fledged line of the State border of the Russian Federation with barbed wire and a control and track strip. So that outfits of border guards with dogs would constantly patrol and the Border Guard would stand, so that exercises with shooting would be held regularly

            About such cheers-patriotic proposals in the old days they said "zeal is not wise" ... ..

            This is not an offer, this is anger. My personal anger towards the new "higher race" is "exceptional."
      3. papas-57
        papas-57 10 November 2017 22: 58 New
        +2
        It’s not a matter of retirement, it’s not of the “former doesn’t”, but of 2.8 million green a year that the holding “Elite Security” will receive. Grandmas decide a lot, even guarding a potential adversary.
    3. svp67
      svp67 10 November 2017 17: 23 New
      +1
      Quote: oleg-gr
      They will definitely protect? Or maybe the SVR veteran decided to recall his youth and this private security company is just a cover for his main profession?

      Or maybe betray? There are plenty of TRAITORS in their ranks,
    4. Barshchik-M
      Barshchik-M 10 November 2017 17: 29 New
      +7
      Quote: oleg-gr
      They will definitely protect? Or maybe the SVR veteran decided to recall his youth and this private security company is just a cover for his main profession?

      This is how the cards will fall, but for now, diplomatic staff should be very well guarded! We all know how this happens (on the provocations of the USA and Israel, masters)
      They will throw a grenade or something worse and who will be to blame ..? We can’t allow a diplomatic conflict now ... It’s better to protect their bastards than Putin (offensively, but it’s necessary ..)
      1. Cutter
        Cutter 10 November 2017 18: 03 New
        +4
        Once Americans are satisfied - go ahead! Today's employees will always find a common language with veterans ... bully And the latter will diligently fulfill their "duties" to protect! laughing
  2. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 10 November 2017 16: 19 New
    +2
    Is Budanov the namesake of that colonel? Apparently, yes. Do mattresses know that scouts are never ex? wassat
  3. Vend
    Vend 10 November 2017 16: 20 New
    +7
    Following Russia's Unjustified Decision to Reduce Mission Staff
    Yeah right now! Even as reasonable, they themselves began.
  4. 210ox
    210ox 10 November 2017 16: 20 New
    +5
    Your dear things are wonderful, Lord .. But only then do not complain that the embassy has turned into a gigantic transmitter ..
    1. Anarchist
      Anarchist 10 November 2017 16: 28 New
      12
      Quote: 210ox
      Your affairs are wonderful

      State Departmentyes
  5. Dezinto
    Dezinto 10 November 2017 16: 20 New
    +1
    "The question of personal trust," that says it all.
  6. solzh
    solzh 10 November 2017 16: 22 New
    +1
    Sources of the newspaper in the security industry said that the holding "Elite Security" created a retired major general of the Foreign Intelligence Service Viktor Budanov

    It is strange how the Americans agreed to protect diplomatic objects with the structure created by the retired general of foreign intelligence. Maybe the Americans are preparing another muck Russia?
    1. fif21
      fif21 10 November 2017 17: 22 New
      +1
      Quote: solzh
      It is strange how the Americans agreed to protect diplomatic objects with the structure created by the retired general of foreign intelligence.
      I think there is work for counterintelligence. If mattresses trust their guard to the general of the SVR, what is it? Recognition of professionalism or something else? hi
      1. solzh
        solzh 10 November 2017 18: 44 New
        0
        what is it ? Recognition of professionalism or something else?
        My opinion is that it is difficult for amers to recognize the Russians in something more professional than themselves. I am inclined to think about any provocation in the near future by the Americans. Time will tell what they conceived there. Sincerely! (Emoticons are not inserted)
        1. fif21
          fif21 10 November 2017 18: 46 New
          +1
          Quote: solzh
          My opinion is that it is difficult for amers to recognize the Russians in something more professional than themselves.
          This is a necessary measure on their part. The security of the embassy was reduced, and the spies were left wassat They don’t recognize Russian pros hi
  7. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 10 November 2017 16: 35 New
    +9
    To protect the front porch is not deep reconnaissance, the maximum, if you jump up to the first floor, they will see who's picking their finger. laughing
    1. Doliva63
      Doliva63 10 November 2017 16: 53 New
      +7
      And then what is "deep intelligence"? It looks like you are a SVR veteran, admit it!
      1. Icarus
        Icarus 10 November 2017 17: 16 New
        +2
        And for what purpose are you interested in? And you don’t have a flag. Anonymous
        1. ul_vitalii
          ul_vitalii 10 November 2017 17: 52 New
          +9
          The flag in the parade, and he is the standard bearer drinks
      2. ul_vitalii
        ul_vitalii 10 November 2017 17: 48 New
        +7
        And deep intelligence in this case is to sit in the ambassador’s chair and answer the phone.
    2. PalBor
      PalBor 10 November 2017 17: 55 New
      +4
      Quote: ul_vitalii
      To protect the front porch is not deep reconnaissance, the maximum, if you jump up to the first floor, they will see who's picking their finger. laughing

      Yes. And the general himself, most likely purely wedding, to make it easier to punch all permissions and licenses.
      1. PalBor
        PalBor 10 November 2017 17: 57 New
        +3
        Straight Americans are fools, they did not check who is who.
    3. PSih2097
      PSih2097 10 November 2017 18: 12 New
      0
      Quote: ul_vitalii
      To protect the front porch is not deep reconnaissance, the maximum, if you jump up to the first floor, they will see who's picking their finger. laughing

      how many times can you repeat, now the technology has jumped so that the Svidomites never dreamed of their speech ...
      1. ul_vitalii
        ul_vitalii 10 November 2017 19: 01 New
        +7
        We are kidding, and you repeat many times, be simpler, but in general I am in the subject. hi
  8. kefan
    kefan 10 November 2017 16: 53 New
    +3
    Yes, to disperse to hell all the mattress diplomatic missions in Russia, the air will immediately be cleaner.
  9. Makarov
    Makarov 10 November 2017 16: 58 New
    +1
    bought not expensive ... although the rate seems to be standard for the countries of the 3rd world ... 3 million ... for the general ... 200 thousand were closed ...
  10. Holsten
    Holsten 10 November 2017 17: 09 New
    +1
    Not to guard, but to guard, so as not to roam secretly wherever they fall.
    1. Going
      Going 10 November 2017 17: 21 New
      +7
      Or control every step and keep records.
  11. Horst78
    Horst78 10 November 2017 17: 13 New
    +1
    Following Russia's Unjustified Decision to Reduce Mission Staff
    I'm sorry, what? I heard right? Unreasonable? Go to *** and ON ***.
    On the other hand, "ours" will keep an eye out so that they don’t rush around and talk to anyone.
  12. Nemesis
    Nemesis 10 November 2017 17: 57 New
    +3
    After the lawlessness that the United States arranged in the diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation, the US embassy in the Russian Federation should guard the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation, somewhere in Solikamsk ...
    1. fif21
      fif21 10 November 2017 18: 41 New
      +1
      Quote: Nemesis
      the US Embassy in the Russian Federation should guard the Federal Penitentiary Service of the Russian Federation, somewhere in Solikamsk ...

      Well, the "White Swan" is the place for the mattress ambassador, for his Mormonism laughing And on 9 ke and 15shke exclusively Russian people are sitting wassat
  13. stolz
    stolz 10 November 2017 18: 57 New
    +1
    A shameful phenomenon for the Russian generals, I’m sure that there are few countries around the world where retired generals earn extra money as a watchman. Shame, in a word.
  14. serge siberian
    serge siberian 10 November 2017 19: 13 New
    0
    It doesn’t matter to me who the founders are. They have chosen and approved the main thing. The Foreign Ministry’s specialists in protecting diplomats have a rule they know. But they won’t enter the diplomatic missions, but they don’t need to. .Well, or all on a pencil and the FSB will drip.
    In a word, go for it!
  15. lelik613
    lelik613 10 November 2017 19: 39 New
    0
    Marginal Note: There are no former traitors either.
  16. aybolyt678
    aybolyt678 10 November 2017 19: 39 New
    0
    The protection of our diplomatic missions in America screwed up, it was necessary to shoot in defense of their territory. And these probably will shoot come we to them
    1. Berkut24
      Berkut24 10 November 2017 21: 03 New
      +1
      You turn on the head! The territory of Russia is the embassy. Deep missions are the property of Russia in the United States. It’s just that the US authorities spat on international standards and used their laws on their territory. Our deep. the mission was guarded by their police. Do you want war with the States? So they achieve this. The war will write everything off, but the impending economic collapse will not.
      1. aybolyt678
        aybolyt678 10 November 2017 23: 16 New
        0
        Thank you, I just didn’t know the difference, but the economic collapse is not about America. And they will never go into direct conflict, not their style and purpose.
  17. foreman
    foreman 10 November 2017 20: 02 New
    0
    Well stupid !!! / m.zadornov \
  18. Berkut24
    Berkut24 10 November 2017 20: 57 New
    +1
    The American embassy in Russia will be guarded by the company created by the veteran of the SVR

    It would be better guys from the FSIN.
  19. urman
    urman 10 November 2017 21: 45 New
    +1
    And there the devil will break his leg himself, Gudkov also served in the KGB, and now he is running around with hostile embassies with his son, but they slander RUSSIA and PSCs are not frail.
  20. Holoy
    Holoy 10 November 2017 22: 04 New
    +1
    All the former who create chop-latent traitors!
  21. Eurodav
    Eurodav 10 November 2017 22: 10 New
    +1
    It seems to me alone that this news stinks of something?
  22. Radikal
    Radikal 10 November 2017 22: 52 New
    0
    Quote: Going
    Quote: siberalt
    Survived veterans of special services. They get a job for the enemy. It seems that the pension is small.


    Or continue their service. hi

    Who (to whom)? wassat
  23. Radikal
    Radikal 10 November 2017 22: 53 New
    0
    Quote: Evrodav
    It seems to me alone that this news stinks of something?

    No, not one ....sad
  24. bald
    bald 11 November 2017 02: 40 New
    0
    Only, <! - filter: -> damn <! - / filter -> I will - not with this flag. it's worse than a pissed mattress. Sorry - they’re not even worth the culture.
  25. weddu
    weddu 11 November 2017 21: 25 New
    0
    Let it be properly guarded, we do not need problems. Well, and you know that there are no ex.
  26. Radikal
    Radikal 13 November 2017 02: 26 New
    0
    Quote: fif21
    Quote: solzh
    It is strange how the Americans agreed to protect diplomatic objects with the structure created by the retired general of foreign intelligence.
    I think there is work for counterintelligence. If mattresses trust their guard to the general of the SVR, what is it? Recognition of professionalism or something else? hi

    He just knows them. Who better to entrust the protection of such an important facility? Only to a friend ... wassat