Following the Watergate scandal in 1972, the US senate created a select committee (the Church Committee) to investigate the abuse of power by US intelligence agencies.

Has there ever been a Soviet or Russian equivalent? Even if its scope or findings were timid or muted in comparison? Especially in the aftermath of Glasnost?

  • Not as far as I'm aware, but the "abuse of power" escalated to a coup en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Soviet_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat_attempt after which the agencies were dissolved and reformed. There was an investigation into the Stasi after East Germany became democratic, though. – pjc50 Jun 4 '19 at 14:57
  • @pjc50 That seems like it could be a useful answer if you fleshed it out more. Mini answers in comments are not helpful in the stack format, and so discouraged. – inappropriateCode Jun 4 '19 at 16:26

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