Kremlin guards could be controlled by enemies with ‘hypnotic abilities,’ according to secret memo from Russia’s intelligence agency: report

A sniper of FSO, a bodyguard service of Russia’s top officials, at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on May 9, 2012, during Victory Day parade.

A leaked memo describes Kremlin’s fears that its guards could be hypnotized, The Insider reported.
It warns of a bizarre list of psychological warfare methods such as “computer psycho-viruses.”
The memo proposes a plan overseen by a top security official to prepare against such attacks.

According to a leaked memo obtained by Russian investigative outlet The Insider, the Kremlin’s security service is concerned that in the event of a coup or heightened military conflict its agents could be compromised by hypnosis and a list of other “psychologically infecting” techniques.

As such, the classified memo covers a set of special measures for the Federal Protective Service, the agency that runs security for the Kremlin’s top officials, including President Vladimir Putin.

These measures are laid out in four parts, including in the event that martial law needs to be enforced, and include weekly political training sessions, collective church attendance and identifying officers with “unstable psyche.”

The Insider has no affiliation with Insider. A copy of the memo was also published by the Ukrainian magazine Focus.UA on Monday.

The leaked memo contains details that could have easily come from the plot of Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” — with everything from theories that soldiers could be hypnotized, to efforts to prevent infection by “psycho-generators.”

It describes a plan to bolster officers’ mental resilience and outlines how unspecified enemies can use a barrage of clandestine methods to “reduce the psychological stability of personnel” and make them “unprepared for resistance.” 

Some of the threats are commonly discussed around the world, such as influence from media, social movements, religious organizations, and agents embedded in non-governmental organizations, The Insider reported.

However, the memo also warns of …read more

Source:: Businessinsider

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