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FSB Members Ordered to Unload Foreign Property

Federal Security Service head Alexander Bortnikov has ordered that FSB employees must free themselves of any property they own outside Russia by Dec. 1.

The decree, published Friday on the website of state-run newspaper Rossiskaya Gazeta, does not apply to property used for security operations.

Any property inherited by an FSB officer must be taken off their hands within a year, the decree said.

The document makes no note of whether foreign property can be owned by the spouses or children of FSB staff.

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