A picture taken on June 6, 2016 shows Russian soldiers walking past the local headquarters of the FSB, formerly the KGB, in central Saint Petersburg. / AFP / OLGA MALTSEVA /
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Russia's FSB security service said Thursday it would punish dozens of new agents who celebrated graduating from the agency's training academy by ostentatiously driving through Moscow in a luxury convoy allowing themselves to be photographed.The new agents' faces are clearly visible, handing a possible gift to rival foreign intelligence agencies, a fact that angered veteran Russian agents, some of whom said it amounted to treason.The FSB is the main successor to the KGB, romanticized in Soviet times as the warriors of the invisible front, but feared by any who questioned authority.The FSB said the agents involved would be punished by having the conditions of their assignments changed, that some of the Academy's trainers had been demoted and others would be fired.
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