Suspects According To The FSB Involvement Theory
The suspicious events led to allegations that the bombings were in fact a "false flag" attack perpetrated by the FSB in order to legitimize the resumption of military activities in Chechnya and bring Vladimir Putin and the FSB to power, as described in books by David Satter, Yuri Felshtinsky and Vladimir Pribylovsky, and by Alexander Litvinenko and Anna Politkovskaya, who were both assassinated.
According to alternative version, the following suspects have been involved:
- Future Russian president Vladimir Putin who was leading the chain of command according to the book by Felshinsky and Pribylovsky.
- Director of Russian FSB agency Nikolai Patrushev
- FSB General German Ugryumov who supervised the special forces Alpha and Vympel units at this time
- Maxim Lazovsky, an FSB officer who was also involved in staging of bombings in Moscow in 1994.
- Yusuf Krymshamkhalov and Adam Dekkushev, two official convicts who were hired by FSB agents provocateurs and who organized transportation of explosives to Moscow according to both versions
- FSB officers Vladimir Romanovich and Ramazan Dyshenkov who carried out the apartment bombings in Moscow according to this version
- Achemez Gochiyayev who rented basements of the bombed buildings under request from Dyshenkov and later reported about other mined buildings to police, according to his tape that Chechen middle men passed to Kovalev Commission
- Three FSB agents (two men and a women) who conducted the "training exercise" in the city of Ryazan. Their identities and fate remains unknown although their photos were advertised on Russian television.
- A team of twelve GRU operatives who allegedly conducted bombings in the city of Buynaksk under general command of Leutenatnt General Kostechko (according to a confession of GRU officer Aleksey Galkin, made under torture)
Read more about this topic: List Of People Allegedly Involved In Russian Apartment Bombings
Famous quotes containing the words theory, involvement and/or suspects:
“The great tragedy of sciencethe slaying of a beautiful theory by an ugly fact.”
—Thomas Henry Huxley (18251895)
“In the planning and designing of new communities, housing projects, and urban renewal, the planners both public and private, need to give explicit consideration to the kind of world that is being created for the children who will be growing up in these settings. Particular attention should be given to the opportunities which the environment presents or precludes for involvement of children with persons both older and younger than themselves.”
—Urie Bronfenbrenner (b. 1917)
“There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobodys expense but his own.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)