At least one German website is still selling the Triumph-Adler Twen 180 electric typewriter. Leave it to the Russians to return to Cold War-era document security tactics.

According to the Agence France Presse and the Moscow Times, the agency in charge of securing communications from the Kremlin now wants to spend 486,000 rubles (about $14,800) to buy 20 electric typewriters…

As a way to avoid digital leaks.

The Russian newspaper Izvestia (Google Translate) noted that the government already favors (Google Translate) the German-made Triumph-Adler Twen 180 model. (Although if the Kremlin is paying $740 each, it might want to consult German shopping websites—at least one is only charging $162.)     

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