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Statute of the
Interagency Commission on International Security
of the
Russian Federation Security Council

02 October 1997

I. General Provisions

1. The Interagency Commission on International Security of the Russian Federation Security Council (hereafter—the Commission) was formed in compliance with the Russian Federation Law "On Security" and the Statute of the Russian Federation Security Council, put into effect by Edict No. 1024 of the Russian Federation President of 10 July 1996 "Russian Federation Security Council Issues."

2. The Commission was created for the purpose of carrying out Russian Federation Security Council of the Russian Federation (hereafter -- Security Council) tasks in the area of ensuring the international security of the Russian Federation.

3. The legal base of the Commission's activities is comprised of the Russian Federation Constitution, federal laws, the Russian Federation President's edicts and directives, the statute of the Russian Federation Security Council, and this Statute.

II. The Commission's Functions

4. The Commission is tasked with the following functions:

preparation of proposals for the Security Council in the area of ensuring the international security of the Russian Federation; evaluation and forecast of the situation in the area of international security of the Russian Federation;
defining the national interests of the Russian Federation in the area of international security, identifying external threats to these interests, and preparation of proposals for the Security Council on their prevention; reviewing, in keeping with established procedures, the drafts of federal targeted programs aimed at ensuring the international security of the Russian Federation; evaluating their effectiveness, and preparing relevant proposals;
participation in the preparation of materials on matters of the information security of the Russian Federation for the Russian Federation President's annual message to the Federal Assembly and for the Russian Federation President's reports;
preparation of proposals for the Security Council on the subject of interaction with federal bodies of executive authority and Russian Federation components' bodies of executive authority in carrying out activities in ensuring the international security of the Russian Federation;
analysis of information on the state of the international security of the Russian Federation and preparation of recommendations for the Security Council on improving the security system;
preparation of proposals for the Security Council on the subject of drafting prospective normative legal acts aimed at ensuring the international security of the Russian Federation;
preparation of proposals for Security Council draft decisions and information and analytical materials for its meetings on issues involving ensuring the international security of the Russian Federation;

III. Procedures for Forming the Commission and Its Activities

5. The Commission shall be created, reorganized, and abolished by edict of the President of the Russian Federation. The statute on the Commission shall be approved by the Russian Federation President upon submission by the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation (hereafter -- Security Council Secretary). The Commission shall be composed of heads of federal bodies of state authority and (or) their deputies (including as agreed). If necessary, other persons may be included.

6. The Commission chairman shall be appointed by the Russian Federation President. The Commission chairman has one deputy. The Commission chairman and other commission members carry out their activities on a volunteer basis.

7. To carry out its functions, the Commission has the right to:

request and receive in keeping with established procedures needed materials and information from federal bodies of state authority, from bodies of state authority of Russian Federation components, as well as from institutions, organizations, and officials;
use in keeping with established procedures databases of the Russian Federation President's staff and those of federal bodies of state authority;
use state, including government, signal and communication systems; in keeping with established procedures, bring in scientists and specialists to carry out specific tasks;
interact in keeping with established procedures with independent units of the Russian Federation President's staff, federal bodies of state authority, bodies of state authority of Russian Federation components, as well as institutions, organizations, and officials on matters within its competence;
prepare proposals on signing, in keeping with established procedures, contracts with scientific-research organizations, institutions, and specialists to carry out work in the area of ensuring the international security of the Russian Federation;
summarize and present to the Security Council information on matters within its competence;
determine the agenda for Commission meetings and compile lists of persons invited to attend.

8. The Commission's work shall be carried out in accordance with plans approved by the Security Council Secretary.

9. Commission meetings are to be held at least quarterly. If necessary, out-of-turn meetings may be held.
Commission members' presence at meetings is mandatory. They are not authorized to delegate their powers to others. In the event of a Commission member's absence from a meeting, he has the right to present his opinion on the issues under consideration in writing.

10. Commission members possess equal rights in the discussion of matters under consideration at the meeting. Commission decisions are to be adopted by a majority vote of Commission members present at the meeting and formalized by a protocol signed by the Commission chairman. In the event a Commission member disagrees with the decision, he has the right to present his opinion in writing, which must then be attached to the meeting protocol.
Commission decisions approved by the Security Council Secretary are mandatory for consideration by federal bodies of executive authority.

11. Information, material-technical, and other support for the Commission's activities shall be provided by the Security Council staff, as well as, when necessary, by federal bodies of state authority represented in the Commission membership.

List of Members of the
Interagency Commission on International Security of the
Security Council of the Russian Federation

Primakov Ye.M. -- minister of foreign affairs of the Russian Federation (Commission chairman),
Ivanov I.S. -- first deputy minister of foreign affairs of the Russian Federation (Commission deputy chairman),
Adamishin A.L. -- Russian Federation minister for cooperation with Commonwealth of Independent States member states,
Deryabin Yu.S. -- deputy secretary, Russian Federation Security Council,
Zgurkin V.V. -- director, Europe Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
Kozhokhin Ye.M. -- director, Russian Institute for Strategic Studies,
Kortunov S.V. -- deputy chief of staff, Russian Federation Defense Council,
Kuznetsov G.S. -- deputy minister of finance of the Russian Federation,
Manilov A.L. -- deputy director, Federal Border Service of Russia,
Martynov V.A. -- director, Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
Maslov P.T. -- first deputy minister of internal relations of the Russian Federation -- chief of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs General Staff,
Materov I.S. -- first deputy minister of the economy of the Russian Federation,
Meshcheryakov V.I. -- deputy chairman, State Customs Committee of Russia,
Muranov A.I. -- deputy minister of justice of the Russian Federation,
Polishchuk G.M. -- deputy main administration chief, General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation,
Potemkin A.I. -- deputy chairman, Bank of Russia,
Prikhodko S.E. -- aide to the Russian Federation President,
Rapota G.A. -- deputy director, Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia,
Rogov S.M. -- director, US and Canada Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
Safonov A.Ye. -- first deputy director, Federal Security Service of Russia,
Solovyev V.M. -- administration chief, Russian Federation Security Council staff,
Titarenko M.L. -- director, Institute of the Far East of the Russian Academy of Sciences,
Fradkov M.Ye. -- minister of foreign economic relations and trade of the Russian Federation,
Khetagurov S.V. -- deputy minister of the Russian Federation for civil defense, emergency situations, and recovery from natural disasters,
Tsagolov K.M. -- deputy minister of the Russian Federation for nationality affairs and federative relations,
Yastrzhembovskiy S.V. -- deputy chief of staff of the Russian Federation President, Russian Federation President's press secretary.