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Russian FSB - written January 2010

Russian FSB - written January 2010

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Text of Statute on Federal Security Service of Russian Federation and Structure of Federal Security ServiceAgenciesApproved by Presidential Edict No 960 of 11 August 2003, signed by V. Putin, President of RussianFederation
 published in Rossiyskaya Gazeta, 15 August 2003
 (FBIS Translated Text) 1. The attached Statute on the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation andStructure of Federal Security Service Agencies are hereby approved.2. The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation will be permitted to have two first deputy directors of theFederal Security Service of the Russian Federation, a first deputy director of the Federal Security Service of theRussian Federation in charge of the Border Service, a state secretary and deputy director of the Federal SecurityService of the Russian Federation, a deputy director of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, sixdeputy directors heading departments of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, and a deputydirector heading the Inspection Directorate of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation, and to form acollegium with 19 members.3. The following will no longer be in force:Russian Federation Presidential Edict No 806 of 6 July 1998 "On the Approval of the Statute on the FederalSecurity Service of the Russian Federation and Its Structure" (Collected Laws of the Russian Federation,1998, No 28, Sec 3320);Russian Federation Presidential Edict No 14 of 4 January 1999 on "Questions Connected with the FederalSecurity Service of the Russian Federation" (Collected Laws of the Russian Federation, 1999, No 2, Sec 267);Russian Federation Presidential Edict No 1131 of 28 August 1999 on "Questions Connected with the FederalSecurity Service of the Russian Federation" (Collected Laws of the Russian Federation, 1999, No 35, Sec4305);Russian Federation Presidential Edict No 1109 of 17 June 2000 "On Amendments to Russian FederationPresidential Edict No 806 of 6 July 1998 "On the Approval of the Statute on the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation and Its Structure" (Collected Laws of the Russian Federation, 2000, No 25, Sec 2677);Russian Federation Presidential Edict No 694 of 11 June 2001 on "Questions Connected with the FederalSecurity Service of the Russian Federation" (Collected Laws of the Russian Federation, 2001, No 24, Sec2422);(Signed)V. Putin, President of the Russian FederationThe following have been approved by Russian Federation President Edict No 960 of 11 August 2003
Statute on the Federal Security Service of the Russian FederationI. General Provisions
 1. The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (Russian FSB) is a federal agency of the executive branchof government exercising public administration within the confines of its authority to safeguard the security of the
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Russian Federation, defend and protect the state borders of the Russian Federation (hereafter referred to as the state border), protect internal waterways, the territorial sea, the exclusive economic zone, and the continental shelf of theRussian Federation and their natural resources, safeguard the information security of the Russian Federation and themain areas of activity of agencies of the Federal Security Service as defined in laws of the Russian Federation, andcoordinate the counterintelligence operations of federal agencies of the executive branch of government authorizedto conduct them.2. The Russian FSB will be guided in its work by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal constitutionallaws, federal laws, edicts and directives of the President of the Russian Federation, decrees and directives of theGovernment of the Russian Federation, international treaties of the Russian Federation, and this Statute.3. The President of the Russian Federation will direct the activities of the Russian FSB and approve the Statute onthe Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation and the Structure of Federal Security Service Agencies inaccordance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal constitutional laws, and federal laws.The Government of the Russian Federation will coordinate the elements of Russian FSB activity requiringinteraction by the Russian FSB with federal agencies of the executive branch of government in accordance with theConstitution of the Russian Federation, federal constitutional laws, federal laws, and edicts and directives of thePresident of the Russian Federation.4. The work of the Russian FSB will be based on the principles of legality, the centralized management of FederalSecurity Service agencies and the border troops (hereafter referred to as subsidiary agencies and troops), respect for human and civil rights and liberties and the observance of these rights and liberties, humanism, respect for thesovereignty and territorial integrity of states and the inviolability of their borders, the peaceful resolution of border disputes, mutually beneficial cooperation with authorized agencies of foreign states, confidentiality, and acombination of overt and covert methods and means of operation.5. To secure the performance of the assigned duties of subsidiary agencies and troops and to support their activity,the Russian FSB will follow the established procedure for the creation of structural subdivisions of the Russian FSB,territorial security agencies, security agencies in the troops, border agencies, other security agencies, subdivisions,and organizations needed for the performance of the duties assigned to the subsidiary agencies and troops by federallaw, special training centers, aviation subdivisions, and subdivisions for special purposes.6. The Academy of Cryptography of the Russian Federation will operate as an arm of the Russian FSB.7. The Russian FSB will be a corporate body with actual and fictitious titles, an official emblem, a stamp depictingthe official arms of the Russian Federation and its own name, and the appropriate variety of seals, letterheads, andaccounts, including foreign currency accounts, in banks and other lending institutions.
II. Fundamental Objectives of Russian FSB
 8. The fundamental objectives of the Russian FSB will be the following:1) the command and control of the subsidiary agencies and troops, as well as the organization of their activities;2) the notification of the President of the Russian Federation, the Chairman of the Russian FederationGovernment, and, acting on their instructions, federal government agencies and the government agencies of components of the Russian Federation, of threats to the security of the Russian Federation;3) the organization of the detection, prevention, and cessation of intelligence and other operations by thespecial services and organizations of foreign states and individuals jeopardizing the security of the RussianFederation;
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4) the coordination of the counterintelligence operations of federal agencies of the executive branch of government and measures to safeguard their own security;5) the organization of the detection, prevention, cessation, and resolution of crimes for which pretrial proceedings are assigned to the jurisdiction of the subsidiary agencies and troops;6) the organization of measures, taken in conjunction with federal government agencies, to combat organizedcrime, corruption, contraband, the legalization of criminal proceeds, illegal migration, illegal trafficking inarms, ammunition, explosives, toxic agents, narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, and special technicaldevices for the covert collection of information, and to counteract extremist activity, including the activity of illegal militant groups, crime syndicates and gangs, individuals, and public associations working towardarmed rebellion, the violent alteration of the constitutional order of the Russian Federation, the violent seizureof power, or the violent retention of power;7) support for the struggle against terrorist and subversive activity;8) the performance of intelligence operations within the confines of its authority;9) the organization of the collection and processing of intelligence within the confines of its authority and inconjunction with foreign intelligence agencies of the Russian Federation;10) the organization of measures assigned by federal law to the jurisdiction of the federal agency of theexecutive branch of government authorized to defend and protect the state border;11) the protection of information constituting state secrets within the confines of its authority and thesuppression of foreign organizations conducting technical surveillance;12) the support of proceedings in cases of administrative offenses assigned to the jurisdiction of thesubsidiary agencies and troops by the Russian Federation Code of Administrative Offenses;13) the organization of the offer of assistance to federal government agencies and the government agencies of components of the Russian Federation in operations conducted to safeguard the security of the RussianFederation and enhance its economic, scientific-technical, and defensive potential;14) the planning and implementation of state and scientific-technical policy in the sphere of informationsecurity within the confines of its authority;15) the organization of support for the cryptographic and technical engineering security of information andtelecommunications systems within the confines of its authority, as well as systems of encrypted, classified,and other special types of communications in the Russian Federation and in its institutions abroad.
III. Functions of Russian FSB
 9. The Russian FSB will perform the following functions for the attainment of its main objectives:1) arrange for the execution of federal laws, edicts and directives of the President of the Russian Federation,decrees and directives of the Government of the Russian Federation, regulatory legal instruments of federalgovernment agencies, and international treaties of the Russian Federation in the subsidiary agencies andtroops;2) participate in the planning and implementation of state programs in spheres of public administrationassigned to the Russian FSB;
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