For quite some time now, there have been persistent rumors regarding Tor being deanonymized. Although it is a known fact the NSA is capable of doing so, albeit it remains to be seen if they will explore that option. Russia’s FSB, however, is effectively working on such a project with the help of SyTech.
In Russia, things are often done completely different from the rest of the world. There is nothing wrong with exploring other options, albeit the country has built up a solid reputation which isn’t all that positive. The recent findings, which came to light following a hack, will not help matters much in this regard. The information itself should not come as too big of a surprise to tech enthusiasts.