Reuters: Russian spy service punishes trainee agents for showy public celebration
Russia's FSB security service said on Thursday it would punish dozens of new agents who celebrated graduating from the agency's training academy by ostentatiously driving through Moscow in a luxury convoy allowing themselves to be photographed.
Millions of Russians have watched footage of the incident, with many, including veteran spies, branding it a shameful display of wealth and power at a time of economic crisis.
"For four years they were taught conspiracy, corporate ethics and that one must not reveal secrets," retired FSB Major-General Alexander Mikhailov told the Komsomolskaya Pravda tabloid. "So pompous and arrogant. If that's how they start their careers, they won't do any good."
The newly minted agents hired dozens of black Mercedes jeeps which they drove through the Russian capital's streets last month, blocking traffic, honking their horns, and hanging out the windows filming each other on their mobile phones.
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Update: FSB Graduates Celebrate By Posting A Video That Is Getting Everyone Else Upset
WNU Editor: A prediction .... toilet duty and being deployed to Siberia for a year is going to be their punishment.