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Security Council of Russia

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The Security Council of the Russian Federation (SCRF; Russian: Совет безопасности Российской Федерации (СБРФ); Sovet bezopasnosti Rossiiyskoiy Federatsii (SBRF)) is a consultative body of the Russian President that works out the President's decisions on national security affairs. Composed of key ministers and agency heads and chaired by the President of Russia, the SCRF was established to be a forum for coordinating and integrating national security policy. It is the successor of the Security Council of the USSR.

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History, status, and roleEdit

 
Meeting place of the Security Council in the Moscow Kremlin′s Senate building

The Security Council of the RSFSR was legally set up in April 1991 along with the creation of the post of the President of the RSFSR (the RSFSR was then one of the constituent republics of the USSR). The 1993 Constitution of Russia refers to the SCRF in Article 83, which stipulates (as one of the president′s prerogative) that the SCRF is formed and headed by the president of Russia, also saying that the status of the SCRF is to be defined by a federal law.

The 2010 Law on Security defines the legal status of the SCRF as a "constitutional consultative body" concerned with elaboration of decisions by the president in the fields of Russia′s defence and national security.[1] The SCRF is composed of its chairman – the president of Russia, the Secretary of the SCRF, its full members, and members, as appointed by the president.[2] Under the law, the Secretary of the SCRF is appointed by the president and reports directly to him.[3]

Decisions of the SCRF are adopted by its full members and approved by the president, who may issue decrees or orders for the purpose of implementation thereof.[4]

The Presidential Decree of 6 May 2011 enacted the Statute of the SCRF[5] as well as a host of other statutes pertaining to the structure and composition of the SCRF.[6]

It has been argued that the coordinating role defined for the Security Council in the National Security Strategy to 2020,[7] published in May 2009, represents a strengthening of its influence and importance within Russian governance under its new Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.[8]

CompositionEdit

As of 19 November 2018:

Permanent members
Name Post
Vladimir Putin President and Chairman of the Security Council
Dmitry Medvedev Chairman of the Government
Anton Vaino Manager of the Presidential Administration
Valentina Matviyenko Chairwoman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly
Vyacheslav Volodin Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly
Sergei Shoigu Minister for Defence
Sergei Lavrov Minister for Foreign Affairs
Vladimir Kolokoltsev Minister for Internal Affairs
Aleksandr Bortnikov Director of the Federal Security Service
Sergei Naryshkin Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service
Viktor Zolotov Director of the Federal National Guard Troops Service
Nikolai Patrushev Secretary of the Security Council
Non-permanent members
Name Post
Yevgeny Zinichev Minister of the Russian Federation for Affairs for Civil Defence, Emergency Situations and the Liquidation of Consequences of Natural Disasters
Aleksandr Konovalov Minister for Justice
Anton Siluanov Minister for Finance and First Deputy Chairman of the Government
Aleksandr Kozlov Minister for Development of the Russian Far East
Valery Gerasimov Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces and First Deputy Minister for Defence
Yury Chaika Prosecutor General
Sergei Sobyanin Mayor of Moscow
Aleksandr Beglov Governor of Saint Petersburg (Acting)
Igor Shchyogolev Plenipotentiary Representative of the President to the Central Federal District
Aleksandr Gutsan Plenipotentiary Representative of the President to the Northwestern Federal District
Vladimir Ustinov Plenipotentiary Representative of the President to the Southern Federal District
Aleksandr Matovnikov Plenipotentiary Representative of the President to the North Caucasian Federal District
Igor Komarov Plenipotentiary Representative of the President to the Volga Federal District
Nikolai Tsukanov Plenipotentiary Representative of the President to the Ural Federal District
Sergei Menyailo Plenipotentiary Representative of the President to the Siberian Federal District
Yury Trutnev Plenipotentiary Representative of the President to the Far Eastern Federal District and Deputy Chairman of the Government
Yury Averyanov First Deputy Secretary of the Security Council
Rashid Nurgaliyev Deputy Secretary of the Security Council
Mikhail Popov Deputy Secretary of the Security Council
Sergei Buravlyov Deputy Secretary of the Security Council
Sergei Vakhrukov Deputy Secretary of the Security Council
Aleksandr Grebenkin Deputy Secretary of the Security Council
Aleksei Pavlov Assistant to the Secretary of the Security Council
Nail Mukhitov Assistant to the Secretary of the Security Council
Aleksandr Abelin Assistant to the Secretary of the Security Council
Aleksandr Venediktov Assistant to the Secretary of the Security Council

Secretaries of the Security CouncilEdit

First Deputy Secretaries of the Security CouncilEdit

Deputy Secretaries of the Security CouncilEdit

Assistants to the Secretary of the Security CouncilEdit

Heads of the Departments of Staff of the Security Council (current)Edit

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