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Western newspapers are reporting that Russia is to start [used / using] typewriters to stop computer [leeks / leaks] . However, Russian newspapers say this is not [true / truly] . Western media says the Kremlin wants to keep its [secrets / secretly] secret by using the old-fashioned machines. The BBC [wrote / scribbled] that Russia's intelligence service (FSO) bought the typewriters because of the leak of information on WikiLeaks and [lately / recent] leaks by former U.S. [intelligent / intelligence] worker Edward Snowden. The FSO [reported / reportedly] told the Russian press that these scandals, [plus / minus] reports about Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev being listened in on at the G20 summit in London, means it has "[decided / decision] to expand the practice of creating paper documents”.

A Russian government [department / departments] said the Kremlin bought 20 electric typewriters [for / of] around $14,800. The FSO told reporters that: “This [purchase / chase] has been planned for more than a year [know / now] .” It also said the order has nothing to [be / do] with WikiLeaks or Edward Snowden. An FSO [official / officially] told Russia's RT news agency that the FSO has always used typewriters. He said that it was [simple / simply] time to buy new ones because the old equipment was [out / in] of date. He said: "It’s not something unusual.…The time came to change them. [All / Every] the special services use them, including the Ministry of Defense.” A reader of the RT website suggested: "A $5 padlock is often more [affective / effective] than a $24,000 surveillance system."


 
 

 

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