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;