Security Council of Russia

The Security Council of the Russian Federation (SCRF; Russian: Совет безопасности Российской Федерации (СБРФ); Sovet bezopasnosti Rossiiyskoiy Federatsii (SBRF)) is a constitutional body of the Russian President that works out the President's decisions on national security affairs and matters of strategic interest. Composed of Russia′s top state officials and heads of defence and security agencies and chaired by the President of Russia, the SCRF acts as a forum for coordinating and integrating national security policy.

Security Council of the Russian Federation
Совет безопасности Российской Федерации
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Emblem of the Security Council of the Russian Federation
Agency overview
Formed5 March 1992; 28 years ago (1992-03-05)
Preceding agency
JurisdictionRussia
Chairman
Deputy Chairman
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
Websitescrf.gov.ru

History, status, and roleEdit

 
Meeting place of the Security Council in the Moscow Kremlin's Senate building seen in 2012.
 
President Medvedev and members at a security council meeting on 8 August 2008.
 
President Putin and members at a security council meeting on 30 March 2018.

The Security Council of the RSFSR was legally set up[by whom?] in April 1991 along with the post of the President of the RSFSR (the RSFSR at that time operated as 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 prerogatives) 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 comprises 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 implementing them.[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[by whom?] 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 the Council's influence and importance within Russian governance under its new Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.[8]

On 16 January 2020 president Vladimir Putin signed a decree that amended the relevant laws and established a new state office of Deputy Chairman of the Security Council.[9][10] On the same day president Putin appointed Dmitry Medvedev as Deputy Chairman of the Security Council.[11]

CompositionEdit

As of 13 February 2020:

Chairman of the Security CouncilVladimir Putin as the President of Russia (ex officio)

Permanent members
Name Post
Dmitry Medvedev Deputy Chairman of the Security Council
Mikhail Mishustin Chairman of the Government
Anton Vaino Head 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
Dmitry Kochnev Director of the Federal Protective 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 of Civil Defence, Emergency Situations and the Liquidation of Consequences of Natural Disasters
Konstantin Chuichenko Minister for Justice
Anton Siluanov Minister for Finance
Aleksandr Kozlov Minister of the Russian Federation for Development of the Far East and Arctic
Valery Gerasimov Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces and First Deputy Minister for Defence
Igor Krasnov Prosecutor General
Sergei Sobyanin Mayor of Moscow
Aleksandr Beglov Governor of Saint Petersburg
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
Yury Chaika 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 Vakhrukov Deputy Secretary of the Security Council
Aleksandr Grebenkin Deputy Secretary of the Security Council
Oleg Khramov Deputy Secretary of the Security Council
Yury Kokov Deputy Secretary of the Security Council
Aleksandr Venediktov 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
Oleg Osipov Assistant to the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council
Sergei Sobolev Assistant to the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council
Mikhail Trinoga Assistant to the Deputy Chairman 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

Assistants to the Deputy Chairman of the Security CouncilEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Статья 13. Совет Безопасности
  2. ^ Статья 15. Состав Совета Безопасности
  3. ^ Статья 16. Секретарь Совета Безопасности
  4. ^ Статья 18. Решения Совета Безопасности
  5. ^ Положение о Совете Безопасности Российской Федерации
  6. ^ Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 06.05.2011 г. № 590: Вопросы Совета Безопасности Российской Федерации
  7. ^ Text of the Strategy in English
  8. ^ Review of National Security Strategy to 2020 by Keir Giles, NATO Defense College Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Putin appoints Medvedev as deputy chair of Security Council". China Global Television Network. 16 January 2020. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Внесены изменения в некоторые акты Президента Российской Федерации: Глава государства подписал Указ «О внесении изменений в некоторые акты Президента Российской Федерации»". kremlin.ru. 16 January 2020. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Подписан Указ о Заместителе Председателя Совета Безопасности Российской Федерации: Владимир Путин подписал Указ «О Заместителе Председателя Совета Безопасности Российской Федерации»". kremlin.ru. 16 January 2020. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  12. ^ Russia trolls world by saying it cannot stop its citizens from fighting in Ukraine, Kyiv Post (25 June 2015)

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