February 26, 2006 by AK
According to RIA Novosti,
The lower house of the Russian parliament, the State Duma, passed a counter-terrorism bill in the final third reading Sunday.
The bill […] empowers Russian secret services to tap telephone conversations and control electronic communications in areas where counter-terrorism operations are carried out.
In other words, to keep doing legally what they’ve been doing anyway. Putin and his puppet parliament are in their native element when they pass “security” laws but it’s also obvious whose lead they are following.