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Russia: Police Seize Books Implicating FSB

Moscow, 29 December 2003 (RFE/RL) -- Thousands of copies of a book implicating Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) in a series of deadly Moscow apartment blasts have been seized by Russian authorities. Aleksandr Podrabinek, head of the Prima news agency, said about 4,000 copies of "The FSB Blows Up Russia" were seized today after the truck carrying them from Latvia was stopped by Russian police.

Podrabinek said police reported the find to the FSB and then seized the books as "anti-state propaganda."

The book is co-authored by a former FSB agent, Aleksandr Litvinenko, who says he was ordered to kill self-exiled Russian tycoon Boris Berezovskii. He also accuses the FSB of carrying out a series of apartment-building bombings blamed on Chechen rebels that killed more than 300 people in 1999.