MOSCOW, November 3 (Itar-Tass) – The Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia has completed reorganization in keeping with the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s directive of 11 July 2004.
“Pursuant to the president’s decree a number of steps have been taken. The structure and the personnel of the FSB have been optimized in line with the transformation of threats to national security,”? the FSB public relations center said in an official statement received by ITAR-TASS on Wednesday.
In particular, the Federal Security Service has formed its central apparatus. Its six departments and a large number of directorates and offices have been replaced with eight autonomous units, or FSB services.
The public relations center reports that “considerable personnel rotation has been carried out in the top echelon of the FSB governance,”? and the number of the FSB deputy directors has been reduced by two-thirds.