RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE-RELATED LEGAL DOCUMENTS


Statute
of the
Interagency Commission on Border Policy
of the
Russian Federation Security Council

02 October 1997

I. General Provisions

1. The Interagency Commission on Border Policy 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 drafting the main directions of Russian Federation's border policy.

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. Commission Functions

4. The Commission is tasked with the following functions:

preparation of proposals for the Russian Federation Security Council (hereafter -- Security Council) in the area of drafting and implementing the main lines in border policy of the Russian Federation;

analysis and forecast of the situation in the area of ensuring security at state borders of the Russian Federation and border-adjacent territory;

reviewing, in keeping with established procedures, the drafts of federal targeted programs aimed at ensuring security on the state border of the Russian Federation, border-adjacent territory, exclusive economic zone, and continental shelf of the Russian Federation;

preparation of proposals for Security Council draft decisions and information and analytical materials for its meetings on issues of the Russian Federation's border policy;

analysis of information on the current state of security on the state border of the Russian Federation and border-adjacent territory;

preparation of proposals for the Security Council on the subject of drafting prospective normative legal acts aimed at ensuring security on the state border of the Russian Federation and border-adjacent territory;

preparation of proposals for the Security Council on problems of ensuring national and collective security at the external borders of Commonwealth of Independent States member countries in keeping with the Russian Federation's international treaties.

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 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 the 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 communications 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 from 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 economic security of the state;

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 once a month. 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 Border Policy of the
Russian Federation Security Council

Nikolayev A.I. -- director, Federal Border Service of Russia (Commission chairman),

Shcherbakov A.S. -- state secretary, deputy director, Federal Border Service of Russia (Commission deputy chairman),

Alginin V.I. -- deputy minister of agriculture and food of the Russian Federation,

Baluyevskiy Yu.N. -- chief, General Staff main administration, first deputy chief of the General Staff of the Russian Federation Armed Forces,

Volokh V.A. -- deputy chief of the Russian Federal Migration Service of Russia,

Golubev A.T. -- directorate chief, Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia,

Kovalev V.I. -- first deputy minister of railways of the Russian Federation,

Koshel V.L. -- department chief, Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations of Russia,

Lagutin A.M. -- deputy minister of transportation of the Russian Federation, transportation inspector general of the Russian Federation,

Latyshev P.M. -- deputy minister of internal affairs of the Russian Federation,

Manilov A.L. -- deputy director, Federal Border Service of Russia,

Moskalets A.P. -- deputy minister of the Russian Federation for civil defense, emergency situations, and recovery from natural disasters,

Onishchenko G.G. -- first deputy minister of health care of the Russian Federation, chief state sanitary physician of the Russian Federation,

Pechenkin V.P. -- deputy director, Federal Security Service of Russia,

Semenov A.P. -- chief, Main Cossack Troops Directorate under the Russian Federation President,

Sidorov V.S. -- deputy minister of foreign affairs of the Russian Federation,

Sobolev A.V. -- deputy chief, Russian Federal Service on Currency and Export Control of Russia,

Solovyanov A.A. -- deputy chairman, State Committee on Ecology of Russia,

Titov A.P. -- administration chief, Russian Ministry for Cooperation With CIS States,

Tumanov V.N. -- first deputy minister of the Russian Federation for nationalities affairs and federative relations,

Shpagin V.V. -- deputy chairman, State Customs Committee of Russia.