The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition, October 5, 1999 <Russian version>
Having your day in court isn't necessarily all it's cracked up to be -- certainly not if you're Nail Murzakhanov, general director of the Russian Internet-service provider Bayard-Slavia Communications.
IDG News, 1998, August 5
As early as this October, a new version of Russia's SORM ministerial act ? which stands for "system of efficient research measures" ? could be approved by the Russian Ministry of Justice, according to sources in Russia. Hatched between the FSB (a successor to Russia's KGB secret police force) and the State Committee on Communications (Goskomsvyaz), the so-called SORM-2 act would let the FSB boost its monitoring of electronic-mail messages by digitally linking its offices with all Internet service providers throughout Russia.