Employee aircraft factory was given a term for divulging state secrets on an Internet forum

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Employee of the defensive enterprise, which in October 2017, condemned for treason, was a resident of Komsomolsk-on-Amur Roman Dmitriev — he worked as a technologist at the knaaz aircraft plant (Komsomolsk-on-Amur aircraft production Association) and was a regular visitor to the aviation forums. It found the lawyers “Team 29”, familiar with the case materials.

The verdict had been handed down on 19 October 2017. Later “the Russian newspaper” with reference to the press service of the Khabarovsk Department of the FSB wrote, at that time 26-year-old man was given 4.5 years strict regime under article 275 of the criminal code (“high treason in the form of espionage”) because he “stole secret documents from the enterprises of the military-industrial complex and sold them to a representative of a foreign state”. Then the name of the convict was not called.

According to the Team 29, it was about the message appears on the forum airforce.ru which participants shared information on various aircraft design bureaus and tried to track the aircraft. The young man left the service 230 reviews, most of them in the topics released at the Knaaz aircraft. According to the results of the examination and decision of the court, three of them were kept a state secret. They touched upon Russian exports of su-35 and su-57 in China in 2016-2020 and is still available on the forum. Human rights activists noted that this information was discussed in the media before this was written Dmitriev.

From the case also showed that at the plant the men were the third, the lowest form of access to state secrets. Confidential information he received through the corporate LAN of the enterprise, where they were added by mistake and was in free access. On the given fact criminal case against engineer A. N. Lightyear, which was terminated in April 2018.

A representative of a foreign state security officials called one of the forum members, a former Russian pilot Mikhail Zeiger, who moved to Israel. With him had corresponded by e-mail. In the court verdict said that mail, which Zeiger sent letters, “used by intelligence agencies of Israel,” and the accused knew that he was a Mossad agent. Dmitriev allegedly realized that Israeli intelligence is not going to pay him, and published secret information on the forum to find new buyers.

“Team 29” noted that in 2018, the two user forums have been arrested in similar cases of treason.

In November 2016, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree, according to which the state secret classified information on military-technical cooperation with other countries, the disclosure of which could “damage the security” of Russia. The document dealt with information about the import and export of military products.

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