Vene luurajad tänapäeva Eestis

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Leo kirjutas: 16 Mai, 2024 7:06 ... Ise imestan et sellel värdjal nii pikalt tegutseda lasti?
Eks seda venitamist oli vaja mitmel põhjusel -
- et ehitada kaljukindel asi kohtu jaoks,
- et näidata (vajadusel) "lillelastele", et tegemist ei ole lihtsalt meelsuse eest kiusuga,
- et uurida laiemalt kontakte.

Kindlasti ühte-teist veel.
Paljude raamatute lugemine teeb inimese palju lugenud isikuks, kuid ei pruugi teha teda targaks...
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Endine KAPO juht Arnold Sinisalu räägib Rootsi Aftonbladetile
TALLINN. Arnold Sinisalu looks like a mid-level municipal official and that suits him just fine.

But the man who sits in the only armchair in my hotel room in central Tallinn is a key player in the new Cold War between Russia and the democratic world. Until last year, Sinisalu was the head of the Estonian security service, known for being tough and very successful.

While countries like Sweden and Finland have taken a handful of spies and traitors since 2008, if even that, Estonia has taken about 30.

This means that Sinisalu is one of the most important actors in the secret war raging across Europe with murder, sabotage, disinformation and espionage.

- At the moment we have 13 people in custody awaiting trial and sentence, says Sinisalu. 23 or 24 have been convicted since 2008.


It was the year when the Estonian Security Service started its new way of working.

Before that, it acted as security services usually do. They intervened early and ruled out people being recruited into the Russian intelligence service. People were allowed to quit their jobs under discretion.

Now the Estonian security service rather works under noise and bang - at least compared to colleagues in the rest of Europe.

- We made a strategic decision not to play in the silent games, says Sinisalu. We are a small state. We can't play the games like the big boys. We decided that the more we catch the better. It's the only thing that really makes the Russians bleed.

He talks about smugglers with dual citizenships that Russia used for simpler espionage missions such as photographing military installations.

He speaks of the great traitors.

Herman Simm, for example, head of the Department of Defense's security division - and a spy for Russia.

- He was easy to recruit because he thought very highly of himself but not as highly capable. So they flattered him, said how important he was.

Or Deniss Metsavas, major in the Estonian General Staff.

- He was stupid enough to go to Smolensk in Russia. He had a nice evening and night with a pocket there. The next morning some men knock on the door and say either you work for us or we put you in jail for raping her.

Vanity and honey trap.

Two classic methods in the world of spies.

- It sounds simple, but the Russians do their homework. They are very good at humint (espionage through personal contacts). They study the person they intend to recruit. Family problems? Game? Alcohol? When they make contact for the first time, they know what to do. It is usually about extortion or money and personal benefits. Very few who have worked for the Russians have done so for any sort of patriotic reason.

Sinisalu says that the education "in the KGB school" is five years long and very advanced. It is glorious to serve in the "special bodies" and profitable because of the corruption. So out of 100 officers you can count out maybe half due to corruption and drunkenness.

Sinisalu's description is reminiscent of what we have seen of the Russian army in Ukraine. You compensate for lousy quality with enormous quantity. "No one invests as much in the special agencies as Russia."

- It is enough for ten out of 100 intelligence officers to do their job properly for them to cause us great harm. Each of them is tasked with cultivating at least three, four sources. I am not saying that hundreds of Estonians work for the Russians, but tens do.

Tallinn tempts a writer to fall back on espionage clichés: the old city's cobbled alleys, a meeting place between East and West, the large Russian minority among Estonians still fighting a kind of freedom struggle against Russia.

When I meet a former colleague of Arnold Sinisalu at café Reval, he wants to sit with his back against the wall. "Old habit for a cop." His name is Erkki Koort, and he explains the differences with the Western security services as follows:

- There they rely on signal intelligence and information on the internet. Office work. They forget the importance of getting personal sources, they forget old fashioned police work.

Western Europe experienced the 1990s and early 2000s as a period of peace. We geared down. The bloody 20th century was finally over.

For Estonia, that feeling of security never came.

- Russia's actions began immediately when we became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991, says Arnold Sinisalu. The first winter they raised energy prices so much that our government had serious discussions about evacuating the whole of Lasnamäe – a district of Tallinn – to the countryside. There, people could warm themselves with wood stoves and open fires.

He speaks softly. No gestures, never raise your voice.

- They have always wanted to show us that we are not an ordinary country. In all these years, over 30, there has not been a single visit from Moscow to Tallinn. Prime Minister Michail Fradkov was here once when the Baltic Sea Council met. He refused to meet our Prime Minister Juhan Parts, instead he went fishing. He only found time to speak to our Prime Minister during the official dinner.

Sinisalu adds, as an afterthought:

- Fradkov later became head of SVR (Russian foreign intelligence).

All security services work for the security of the state. That's why they exist. For the Estonian, the threat to the young state's very existence has been constantly present.

The day before I meet Arnold Sinisalu, I interview former president Toomas Ilves, an outspoken man dressed in a three-piece suit with a polka dot bow tie and chewing nicotine gum. He has been chewing nicotine gum continuously since he quit smoking in 2003.

- We would sign an agreement with the Russians that the population living along the border may move freely between the countries up to 50 kilometers. We thought we could copy the agreement they have with Finland. The Russians refused. We will never treat you like Finland. Because we were a former Soviet republic, says Toomas Ilves.

When Estonia applied for EU membership, Russia requested to be included in the negotiations. Which both the EU and Estonia said no to.

- The Russians saw us as their former property, says Ilves. It was harassment. Which grew into attacks.

Arnold Sinisalu Saw:

- Russia sees all neighbors as vassals or enemies.

Under pressure, you bend or harden.

Estonia hardens.

Estonian citizens who worked for the Russian intelligence services are consistently called traitors by the Estonian authorities and media. "An exact definition," says Sinisalu.

The Estonian Security Service publishes annual reports that are full and give the names of arrested persons (but not all).

The security service discusses the problem of dual citizenship in its latest annual report. It means loyalty to two states, a problem especially for Russians in Estonia because it is difficult to renounce Russian citizenship even if you want to.

Of 300,000 Russians, perhaps ten percent waver in loyalty between Estonia and Russia, says Sinisalu. Of these ten percent, maybe five percent are ready to actively create trouble. If the circumstances give them the opportunity.

There are 1,500 people.


Since Russia started the full-scale war against Ukraine in 2022, Estonia blocks 53 Russian TV channels and 307 sites online. Arnold Sinisalu is against the censorship.

- I don't believe in that kind of sanctions. Those who want to watch those channels can do so anyway.

The alternative should be straightforward messages and full news. The relative openness of the security services is an expression of that.

- We have to explain to society what we do and what the difference is between us and the KGB.

He believes that the government should be more active with information so that people understand what is expected of them.

- I have said many times to the Russian-speakers, that if you think life is terrible, here is Mother Russia. You are always welcome there. Mother Russia is calling you. You have an alternative to Estonia. But Estonians only have Estonia.

Not only 1,500 Russians pose a potential security problem. There are also about 1,000 estonians.

- The riots in 2007 started as protests when the authorities were going to move the bronze soldier (representing a soldier from the Red Army). It started as a political issue and turned into general riots where people were drunk and vandalized. A quarter of the hooligans were Estonian.

It is tempting to call Sinisalu an Estonian George Smiley after the famous spy chief in John le Carré's novels, not only because of his profession but also because he has an intellectual disposition like Smiley.

Sinisalu has a doctorate in law. "He thinks differently and further than others," says former colleague Erkki Koort.

Sinisalu chose to work in the security service instead of the open police because the security service is more intellectually interesting. If a drunk stabs another drunk with a knife, it's horrible, but there's nothing more to the drama. Understanding a traitor like Herman Simm is considerably more difficult, and fascinating.

And then there are the external circumstances which are just like in le Carré's books. Estonian security police Eston Kohver , for example, who met a source on the border with Russia.

The source was supposed to hand over documents in a forest in Petseri in southern Estonia. But the source was a double agent for Russia, and Russian security officers dragged Kohver across the border and kidnapped him.

After just over a year, Kohver was exchanged for Aleksei Dressen, an officer in the security service who was sentenced to 16 years in prison for spying for Russia.

They were exchanged on a bridge over the border river Piusa, not far from the place where Kohver was kidnapped.

In the gray day, Dresser held out his hand for a final greeting between colleagues.

One of the Estonian security chiefs said:

- We do not shake hands with traitors.
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Viatcheslav Morozovile mõisteti kuus aastat ja kolm kuud reaalset vangistust.
Harju maakohus mõistis täna Viatcheslav Morozovi karistusseadustiku § 2342 lg 1 järgi süüdi välisriigi luureteenistuse huvides ja ülesandel Eesti Vabariigi vastases tegevuses ja mõistis talle karistuseks 6 aastat ja 3 kuud reaalset vangistust. Karistuse hulka loetakse eelvangistuses viibitud aeg ja vangistuse alguseks on kahtlustatava kinnipidamise päev tänavu jaanuarist.

Süüdistuse järgi kogus Morozov Eesti Vabariigist teavet Eesti sise-, kaitse- ja julgeolekupoliitika ning sellega seotud inimeste ja taristu kohta. Ta edastas informatsiooni Eesti Vabariigi poliitilise olukorra, liitlassuhete ning integratsiooni ja ühiskonna lõimumise kohta.

Kaitsepolitseiamet Venemaa kodaniku Morozovi kinni 3. jaanuaril ja esitas kahtlustuse Eesti vabariigi vastu suunatud luuretegevuses ja selle toetamises. Morozov töötas Tartu ülikoolis rahvusvahelise poliitilise teooria professorina.

Kapo peadirektori Margo Pallosoni sõnul oli Morozovi tegevus pikaajaline, ta edastas teavet Vene agendijuhtidele regulaarselt ning sai selle eest ka tasu. „Ta värvati palju aastaid tagasi,“ lausus Palloson.

Ta lisas, et professor tegutses ühe Vene eriteenistuse jaoks. Ta märkis, et üheks teabe edastamise meetodiks oli kohtumine agendijuhtidega Venemaal ning seal käis Morozov regulaarselt.

Palloson sõnas, et Eesti-vastase luuretegevuse motivatsiooni üheks komponendiks on ka fakt, et Morozov on Vene Föderatsiooni kodanik. „Tal on Eesti elamisluba alates 2010. aastast ja praegune luba kehtib 2026. aastani,“ märkis ta.
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Kaitsepolitseiameti peadirektori Margo Pallosoni ja juhtiva riigprokuröri Taavi Perni sõnul luuras Morozov GRU heaks. "Morozov oli kaastööd tegev agent, mitte koosseisuline kaadriohvitser," ütles Palloson.

Pallosoni sõnul värvati Morozov Vene eriteenistuste poolt juba 1990-ndate alguses ning tema agendistaatus kestis 30 aastat, mille esimesel poolel oli ta mitteaktiivne. Morozovi aktiivne teenistus algas 2010. aasta alguses, kui ta kolis Eestisse ning kandideeris Tartu ülikooli õppejõuks.

Palloson lisas, et õppejõuks kandideerimine oli Morozovi enda valik, kuid valituks osutumisel andis ta sellest teada oma agendijuhtidele. Pallosoni sõnul treeniti, koolitati ja juhendati Morozovit väga põhjalikult, et tema operatsiooni julgeolekumeetmed oleksid kõrgemal tasemel.

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