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Novaya Gazeta
No. 50
July 2003
CHEKISTS IN THE CORRIDORS OF POWER
Over 6,000 former intelligence officers hold state office in Russia
Author: not indicated
[from WPS Monitoring Agency, www.wps.ru/e_index.html]

THE CLAN OF "SECURITY PEOPLE FROM ST. PETERSBURG", TO ALL APPEARANCES A BONA FIDE JUNTA, NUMBERS UP TO 6,000 PEOPLE. PERSONNEL WITH A BACKGROUND IN THE FEDERAL SECURITY SERVICE - THE FSB, SUCCESSOR TO THE KGB - PROVIDE A FOUNDATION FOR THE INCUMBENT REGIME.

Vladimir Putin - President of the Russian Federation. Lieutenant Colonel of the Federal Security Service (FSB). Administration, Security Council

Viktor Ivanov - Deputy Director of the Presidential Administration (personnel). In 1999 and 2000 he was deputy director of the FSB.

Igor Sechin - Deputy Director of the Presidential Administration. In the Soviet era he worked in Mozambique under cover as a Tekhnoeksport official (officially a translator from Portuguese).

Vladimir Osipov - head of the Presidential Personnel Directorate. Ex-officer of the central apparatus of the KGB.

Igor Porshnev - head of the Presidential Information Directorate. Worked at the foreign broadcasting service of the Soviet Gosteleradio (State Television and radio) and in India (officially a journalist).

Vyacheslav Soltaganov - Deputy Secretary of the Security Council. Served in the Border Troops of the Soviet KGB. Regional leaders

Murat Zyazikov - President of Ingushetia. Deputy chief of the Astrakhan Regional Directorate of the FSB between January 1996 and January 2002.

Vladimir Kulakov - Voronezh governor. Chief of the Voronezh Regional Directorate of the FSB.

Viktor Maslov - Smolensk governor. Chief of the Smolensk Regional Directorate of the FSB. Government, ministries, departments

Sergei Ivanov - Defense Minister. Officer of the KGB in the Soviet era.

Andrei Chernenko - Deputy Interior Minister and Chief of the Immigration Service. Ex-chief of the PR Department of the Interior Ministry.

Vyacheslav Trubnikov - Deputy Foreign Minister. Former head of the South Asia Department in the Soviet KGB.

Anatoly Safonov - Deputy Foreign Minister. Former head of the Krasnoyarsk Territorial Directorate of the KGB.

Yuri Demin - Senior Deputy Justice Minister. Former senior investigator of the Oktyabrsky District Department of the Moscow and Moscow Regional Directorate of the KGB.

Alexander Yelizarov - Deputy Justice Minister. Former KGB officer.

Yevgeny Sidorenko - Deputy Justice Minister (registration of parties and organizations). Former KGB officer.

Anatoly Kotelnikov - Deputy Nuclear Energy Minister. Former head of the Yaroslavl Regional Directorate of the FSB.

Vladimir Kozlov - Deputy Media Minister. Former KGB officer.

Gennadi Moshkov - Deputy Transport Minister. Former head of the Kaliningrad Regional Directorate of the FSB (1999).

Nikolai Negodov - Deputy Transport Minister. Former senior deputy chief of the St. Petersburg and Leningrad Regional Directorate of the FSB.

Vladimir Strzhalkovsky - Deputy Minister for Economic Development. Former KGB officer.

Vladimir Makarov - Senior Deputy Chairman of the State Customs Committee. Former deputy head of the Personnel Directorate of the Soviet KGB.

Leonid Lobzenko - Senior Deputy Chairman of the State Customs Committee. Former KGB officer.

Igor Mezhakov - Deputy Chairman of the State Customs Committee. Former deputy director of the FSB.

Sergei Verevkin-Rokhalsky - Senior Deputy Taxes and Duties Minister. Former head of the Sakhalin Regional Directorate of the FSB.

Anatoly Tsybulevsky - Deputy Director of the Federal Tax Police Service. Former head of a directorate of the FSB.

Vladimir Lazovsky - Deputy Director of the Federal Tax Police Service. Former deputy head of the Rostov Municipal Department of the Rostov Regional Directorate of the KGB.

Alexei Sedov - Deputy Director of the Federal Tax Police Service. Ex-senior investigator of the St. Petersburg and Leningrad Regional Directorate of the FSB.

Vladimir Senin - Deputy Director of the Federal Tax Police Service. Former KGB officer.

Alexander Grigoriev - General Director of the Russian Agency for State Reserves. Former senior deputy chief of the St. Petersburg and Leningrad Regional Directorate of the FSB.

Alexander Spiridonov - Deputy Chairman of the Financial Monitoring Committee. Former KGB officer. Federation Council

Valery Bykov - representative of the Kamchatka regional administration. Former investigator of the special department of the KGB of the Black Sea Fleet.

Yuri Volkov - representative of the administration of the Nenetsk Autonomous District. Former KGB officer.

Valery Golubev - representative of the Leningrad regional legislature. Since 1980 he has worked in foreign intelligence, resigning at the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Nikolai Kosarev - representative of the Tambov regional legislature. Former KGB officer.

Mikhail Margelov - representative of the Pskov regional administration. Former instructor of Arabic at the Supreme School of the Soviet KGB.

Vladimir Melnikov - representative of the Chita regional administration. Former officer of the Chita Regional Directorate of the KGB.

Chandyr Udumbara - representative of the Supreme Khural of the Republic of Tyva. Chief of the Tyva Republican Directorate of the FSB between 1993 and 2001.

Igor Morozov - representative of the Ryazan regional legislature. Former officer of the 1st Main Directorate of the Soviet KGB and Russian Foreign Intelligence Service.

Oleg Panteleev - representative of the Kurgan regional administration. Graduated from the Andropov Red Banner Institute of the KGB.

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