Sergei Mikailov was in for a nasty shock at his works meeting in Moscow in December 2016.
Proceedings started when a bag was placed over his head and he was unceremoniously frog marched out of the room. This was the Lubyanka, and the FSB was cleaning house.
Loose tongues had been wagging about Russian interference in the US Presidential election. Mikhailov, deputy head of the FSB’s cyber security arm, soon found himself facing a secret trial which landed him with 22 years in prison for “treason”.
Three other servants of Putin’s secret state met similar fates.