The possibility of a coup d'etat by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) against President Vladimir Putin is growing every week. An informant at the heart of Russian intelligence claims that after Russia's failed invasion of Ukraine, the security services are gripped by chaos and discontent.
This is what The Guardian writes.
According to the publication, letters from an anonymous Russian intelligence analyst to Vladimir Osechkin, an exiled Russian activist and founder of the human rights group Gulagu.net, were published online.
Osechkin told The Times that the risks taken by the spies were a sign of their growing anger toward Putin and resentment at the effect of sanctions on FSB officers, who would no longer be able "to go on vacation to their villas in Italy and take their children to Disneyland in Paris.
Speaking from his home in France, where he has lived in exile since 2015, Osechkin told the newspaper:
"For 20 years Putin has created stability in Russia. The FSB officers, the police, the state prosecutor's office - people inside the system - were able to live normally. But now it's all gone. They recognize that this war is a disaster for the economy, for humanity. They don't want to go back to the Soviet Union. With every week and every month that this war goes on, the likelihood of a revolt by the secret services increases."