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On the Structure of the
Russian Federation Federal Security Service

Presidential Edict No. 515
22 May 1997

With a view to improving the system of administering state organs and forces safeguarding the state's security and in accordance with the federal law "On Federal Security Service Organs in the Russian Federation," I decree that:

The appended structure of the Russian Federation Federal Security Service [FSB] is hereby ratified.

Servicemen and civilian personnel of subunits making up departments, and other Russian Federation FSB subunits shall be considered to be undergoing military service (working) at the Russian Federation FSB in their positions without recertification or reassignment, and without the implementation of any staff- organization measures.

Paragraph 4 of Russian Federation Presidential Edict No. 633 "On Priority Measures To Implement the Federal Law 'On Federal Security Service Organs in the Russian Federation'" of 23 June 1995 (as worded in Russian Federation Presidential Edict No. 937 of 14 September 1995 -- Sobraniye Zakonodatelstva Rossiyskoy Federatsii, No. 38, 1995, p. 3666), make read:

"4. A single first deputy director of the Russian Federation FSB shall be established at the Russian Federation FSB, along with five deputy director-heads of Russian Federation FSB departments, and a deputy director-head of the Russian Federation FSB directorate for Moscow and Moscow Oblast, and an 11-man collegium shall be set up."

The Russian Federation FSB director shall:

carry out the necessary measures to optimize the structure of Russian Federation FSB subunits on the basis of the established number of servicemen and civilian personnel and within the limits of the appropriations envisaged in the federal budget;

submit within three months proposals on amendments and additions to the Statute on the Russian Federation FSB ratified by Russian Federation Presidential Edict No. 633 of 23 June 1995.

Paragraph 2 (regarding ratification of the structure of the Russian Federation FSB), and Paragraphs 5 and 6 of Russian Federation Presidential Edict No. 633 "On Priority Measures To Implement the Federal Law 'On Federal Security Service Organs in the Russian Federation'" of 23 June 1995 (Sobraniye Zakonodatelstva Rossiyskoy Federatsii, No. 26, 1995, p. 2453) shall be deemed to have lapsed.

[Signed] Russian Federation President B. Yeltsin
[Dated] Moscow, the Kremlin
22 May 1997
Edict 515

Structure of the
Russian Federation Federal Security Service