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Russian Federation

Russia (РОССИЯ), also known as the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. Geographically, it is the largest country in the world [1]. It was originally established as the SFSR after the dissolution of the Soviet Union (USSR) in 1991.

Russian Coat of Arms. Image via Wikipedia [1].

This section of the website provides information about Russian cipher equipment from the post-Soviet era, i.e. equipment that was developed in or after 1991. For earlier equipment, check out our section about the USSR.

 Soviet Union (USSR)

Russian cipher equipment on this website
E-20 PSTN crypto telephone
M-427 (DERVISH) portable text encryptor
Known Russian cipher equipment
Designator Codename English Remark
M-207 Артист Artist  
M-280 Юрист Lawyer  
M-427 Дервиш Dervish  
M-428 Дервиш Dervish  
M-227 Засека-АКШ Zaseka (Defense wall)
M-229 Шпага Sword  
  1. Wikipedia, Russia
    Visited 10 March 2022.

  2. Vasily Khristoforov, The centenary of the Cryptographic service Russian Federation: creation and development during the 20th century (Russian)
    Russian State University for Humanities, Institute of Russian History, RAS.
    Moscow, 7 May 2021. pp. 161-179.
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