As if every agent with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation or the Central Intelligence Agency would actually identify himself or herself as such while patrolling in and around Sochi, one “we remember the Cold War,” Russian restaurant isn’t taking any chances.
“We do not serve FBI and CIA agents,” was spotted on a sign “outside an establishment near the slopes of Kransnaya Polyana – site of the Olympic skiing and snowboarding events,” the Daily Mail reported.
Associated Press photographer Jae C. Hong took the picture of the “odd sign” on Friday, and the news service added a bit of snarky reference to former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who was granted asylum in Russia: “No word on the restaurant’s policy toward the NSA.”
And there was no word on how this Russian restaurant handles agents of its own intelligence service, the FSB – Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, successor to the former and much spookier, KGB.
Check out the tweet from Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly and some responses:
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) February 7, 2014
@ryanjreilly it could be a Cold War relic. They used anti-FBI/CIA rhetoric in those days. It also looks quite old, letters hanging etc.
— Mikkel Michelsen (@uxrockabilly) February 7, 2014