The scandal with the alleged Russian spies who were recently detained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States, looks pretty funny if to make him the same yardstick as to spying a pair of "cold war" writes radio commentator Robert Kovlsan.
But this would be a scandal in a different light, if you look at Russia as an empire whose actions have ceased matyvavatstsa ideology that believes Kovlsan. According Kovlsana, nature of today's Russia is far better defines the term "clan kleptocracy."
Kovlsan agrees with the Russian analysts Dmitry Susharynym, who believes that the main problem is the driver of the elite Russian legalization of funds, which she acquired by massive corruption.
According to Russian researchers from the Higher School of Economics, a huge part of the sum of 38 billion dollars, which in 2009, the Russian government has allocated for anti-crisis measures, was not used as intended, and lodged in the accounts of various banks in which positions on the driver's children are prominent members of the political elite of Russia.
In particular, the "Vnesheconombank", the chairman of the supervisory board which is Vladimir Putin, Deputy Director are 32-year-old Petr Fradkov, son of former Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov. Fradkov, Sr. is now the director of the Foreign Intelligence Service, which is supposed to be founded mentioned spy network in the United States.
Among Russian banks, which received the "anti-crisis" assistance from the government, there is a "Russian Agricultural Bank", which is run by 32-year-old Dmitry Patrushev, son Nikolai Patrushev, that directed the Federal Security Service in 1999-2008., and now heads the National Security Council.
According to Kovlsana, the main problem of the "thirty-with-odd-year-olds' sons is a way to invest the money acquired through influential father, in projects that will be under the tutelage of the state, and will not be subject of any investigation in the future.
"The fact that the relationship between the proceeds of corruption, the Russian special services and Russian state and the" private "business is already fairly well established. And now these communications are transferred abroad in a way that may disturb or bother — depending on your point of view" — writes Robert Kovlsan.
In this context, leads to the conclusion of our radio commentator, the role of 28-year-old Russian biznesmenki Anna Chapman, who was arrested in the United States along with nine other suspects of spying, does not look too funny. Father Chapman reminds Kovlsan, was a KGB officer who worked under diplomatic cover in Africa by 2002. Today's Russian spies operate differently than their counterparts from the time of the "cold war", and set them in front of others today.