Director of the Federal Security Service

The Director of Russia's Federal Security Service (Директор Федеральной Службы Безопасности) is the head and chief executive officer of the Federal Security Service, which is one of several Russian intelligence agencies. The Director of FSS reports directly to the president of Russia. The Director is assisted by the Deputy Director of the FSB.

Director of the Federal Security Service of Russia
Директор Федеральной Службы Безопасности
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Incumbent
Alexander Bortnikov

since 12 May 2008
ResidenceLubyanka Building, Moscow
AppointerPresident
Formation12 April 1995
First holderNikolai Golushko (FSK)
Deputyvarious
WebsiteFSB

The Director is a civilian or a general of the armed forces nominated by the President, with the concurring or nonconcurring recommendation from the Secretary of Security Council of Russia and must be confirmed by a majority vote of the Federation Council.

ListEdit

Ministry of Security (1992 – 1993) / Federal Counterintelligence Service (1993 – 1995)Edit

No. Portrait Name Period President
1   Viktor Barannikov January 15, 1992 - July 27, 1993 Boris Yeltsin
2   Nikolai Golushko July 28, 1993 – February 28, 1994
3   Sergei Stepashin March 3, 1994 – April 12, 1995

Federal Security Service (since 1995)Edit

No. Portrait Name Period President
1   Sergei Stepashin April 12, 1995 – June 30, 1995 Boris Yeltsin
  Anatoly Safonov [ru]
(Acting)
June 30, 1995 – July 24, 1995
2   Mikhail Barsukov July 24, 1995 – June 20, 1996
3   Nikolai Kovalyov June 20, 1996 – July 25, 1998
4   Vladimir Putin[1] July 25, 1998 – August 9, 1999
5   Nikolai Patrushev[2] August 9, 1999 – May 12, 2008
Vladimir Putin
Dmitry Medvedev
6   Alexander Bortnikov[3] May 12, 2008 – Incumbent
Vladimir Putin

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