According to media reports, on September 20, the KGB closed a Russian-speaking Moscow radio propaganda department of the US Congress RFE / RL in Russia in a tit-for-tat action for the CIA firing of all KGB agents, known to the CIA, on September 20.
The KGB justified its decision to close the RFE/RL Moscow branch under the pretext of Putin's new "law", under which a radio company which broadcasts in Russia, must have no more than 5% of foreign capital, while the founder of the Moscow RFE / RL exceeded the given limit.
Closing of the station means that it loses its presence on medium wave frequencies inside Russia, and a resumption of broadcasts of short-wave frequencies from the west, as in the days of communism, is prohibitively expensive, especially in the times of world-wide economical hardship.
Radio Free Europe (RFE) went on the air for the first time on July 4, 1950, with a broadcast to Communist Czechoslovakia from a studio in New York City's Empire State Building. The station signed on with the pledge of delivering news "in the American tradition of free speech."
Today, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is first of all an American propaganda tool in US war against Islam.
It spreads American lies to Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan using methods that feature more high-tech tools, e.g., proxy servers, client software, satellite signals, web encryptions, and firewalls. American secretary of state Clinton said last year during a visit to RFE/RL's Prague headquarters, "RFE/RL is smart power. It represents everything we are trying to achieve."
As reported by RFE / RL on September 21, its Russian-speaking department will broadcast on medium waves in Russia until November 10, and then it will be closed down on the orders from the KGB.
On September 20, the CIA conducted a surprise raid on RFE/RL Moscow office and dismissed on the spot, without any notice, those journalists whom it suspects of definitely working for the KGB: Lyudmila Telen, Marina Petrushko, Yuri Vasilyev, Michael Shevelev, Yuri Timofeev, Tanya Skorobogatko , Alex Wink, Nairi Hovsepian and Mumin Shakirov.
Still unresolved remains the fate of younger members of the staff Lelya Vlasenko, Nastya Kirilenko, Nikita Tatarsky as American counterintelligence is not sure whether they are working for the KGB or not.
All the journalists were dismissed from Moscow RFE / RL office overnight, without access to the workplace at exactly 10:00 am on September 20.
The backbone of these journalists was the staff of a KGB "liberal" newspaper Moscow News during Gorbachev's perestroika which was carried out by the KGB.
When the KGB journalists started to work for RFE/RL the first thing they did was to fire all the staff consisting of anti-Soviet dissidents. In some cases, they simply killed anti-Communists.
Thus on February 7, 1995, a 38-year old anti-Soviet dissident Yevgeny Kushev was poisoned by the "specialists" from Moscow News on the premises of RFE/RL in Munich, Germany. He emigrated from Russia in 1974. His guilt against Fatherland was that he edited a feature program "The fates of Siberia" and "incited Siberian separatism." Officially, he died of a "heart attack". He never complained of any heart troubles before.
In 2004, a RFE/RL long-standing permanent author Tengiz Gudava was dismissed by the KGB agents, along with some other journalists, including writer Sergei Yurenen and the head of the RFE/RL Russian service Mario Corti.
In 2009, Tengiz Gudava suddenly died under mysterious circumstances.
After his dismissal, Mr. Gudava sharply criticized RFE/RL, accusing it of becoming nothing but a mouthpiece of the Russian KGB.
Department of Monitoring