Meddling Kettle: FSB Wiretaps Top Russian Investigator With Bugged Samovar

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has resorted to unconventional wiretapping methods in its investigation of Russian Investigative Committee officials suspected of large-scale bribery: it was able to obtain the incriminating evidence through a carefully bugged samovar, a traditional freestanding tea kettle it had previously gave as a gift.