Maduro’s New Bodyguards: Russian ‘Security Contractors’ in Venezuela

Answerable to the Kremlin, Russian security contractors.

Technicaly, Russian law officially prohibits its citizens from signing-on with any private company to be sent overseas as mercinaries. But the Russians don’t exactly make a secret that private security firms in the former-Soviet Union are answerable directly to the Moscow government.

So how do the sons of Mother Russia get around the mercenary prohibition law? Easy… just sign-on as “consultants” with the Kremlin government. As reported by the Reuters news service in 2017, “Oleg Krinitsyn, owner of private Russian firm RSB-group, said he sent the contractors to eastern Libya last year and they were pulled out in February having completed their mission.” Continue reading “Maduro’s New Bodyguards: Russian ‘Security Contractors’ in Venezuela”