A Collision with the FSB

La Russophobe has posted a translation of an interesting letter written by the Russian filmmaker Vladimir Sinelnikov to President Vladimir Putin published in Yezhednevniy Zhurnal. Two years ago, Sinelnikov was in a car accident with an FSB officer, following which he witnessed first hand some of the most craven abuses of power by a junior member of the state’s massive spy bureaucracy – an experience which Sinelnikov extrapolates into a litany of all things wrong with Russia today. The bravery of this letter is no small feat, and no doubt Sinelnikov has gotten himself into big trouble by writing it.