RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE-RELATED LEGAL DOCUMENTS


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

02 October 1997

I. General Provisions

1. The Interagency Commission on Defense 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 (hereafter -- Security Council) tasks in the area of ensuring the defense 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 drafting and implementing strategic lines in state policy in the area of ensuring the defense security of the Russian Federation;

evaluation and forecast of the military-political and socioeconomic development of the Russian Federation from the standpoint of ensuring the defense security of the state;

preparation of materials on defense security issues for Russian Federation President's reports on issues involving ensuring the defense security of the Russian Federation;

analysis of information on the state of defense security of the Russian Federation and preparation of relevant proposals for the Security Council;

preparation of proposals on Security Council draft decisions and informational-analytical materials for its meetings on issues of ensuring the defense security of the Russian Federation;

participation, in keeping with established procedures, in the preparation of proposals for the Security Council on improving the structure and composition of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, other troops, military formations, and agencies, as well as equipping them with armaments and military equipment;

reviewing, in keeping with established procedures, the drafts of federal targeted programs aimed at ensuring the defense security of the Russian Federation; evaluating their effectiveness, and preparing relevant proposals;

preparation of Security Council draft decisions on the formation of state defense orders, as well as on the development of scientific research, design, and testing programs, whose implementation involves the participation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and other interested executive branch agencies;

preparation of proposals for the Security Council on improving the system of collective security, the practice of peacekeeping activities, reductions of, and limitations on, armed forces and armaments, and Russia's military and military-technical cooperation with foreign states;

preparation, in keeping with established procedures, of proposals for the Security Council on the draft federal budget involving determination of expenses on defense and security;

studying the efficiency of utilization of federal budget funds appropriated for defense and security and preparation of relevant recommendations to the Security Council;

preparation of proposals for the Security Council on the subject of drafting prospective normative legal acts aimed at ensuring the defense security of the Russian Federation;

preparation of proposals for the Security Council on issues of social protection of military personnel and their families.

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 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, communications and signal 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 defense 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 Defense Security of the
Russian Federation Security Council

Sergeyev I.D. -- minister of defense of the Russian Federation (Commission chairman),

Manilov V.L. -- first deputy chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (Commission deputy chairman),

Alaverdov V.V. -- first deputy general director, Russian Space Agency,

Andriyenko A.L. -- deputy chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation,

Astakhov A.A. -- deputy minister of finance of the Russian Federation,

Velichko I.I. -- general designer, state center Imeni V.P. Makeyeva Design Bureau,

Voloshin N.P. -- department chief, Ministry of Atomic Energy of Russia,

Gaponov-Grekhov A.V. -- director, Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences,

Yesin V.I. -- deputy chief of staff of the Defense Council of the Russian Federation,

Yefremov G.A. -- general designer, Mashinostroyeniye science and production association,

Ivanov A.S. -- first deputy chairman, Committee for Convention Problems of Chemical and Biological Weapons Under the Russian Federation President,

Kuzmitskiy A.A. -- deputy minister of science and technologies of the Russian Federation,

Loktionov N.I. -- deputy minister of civil defense, emergency situations, and recovery from natural disasters of the Russian Federation,

Mamedov G.E. -- deputy minister of foreign affairs of the Russian Federation,

Markomenko V.I. -- first deputy general director, the Federal Government Communications and Information Agency,

Maslov P.T. -- first deputy minister of internal affairs of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Internal Affairs chief of staff,

Mikhaylov S.A. -- chief, defense security administration of the Russian Federation Security Council's staff,

Mozgalev V.F. -- deputy minister of the economy of the Russian Federation,

Novozhilov G.V. -- general designer, Imeni S.V. Ilyushina Aircraft-Building Scientific-Technical Complex,

Pankov M.A. -- deputy chief of staff, Russian MVD Internal Troops,

Piskunov A.A. -- department chief, staff of the Russian Federation President,

Rozov Yu.V. -- department chief, Russian Federation President's personnel policy administration,

Sobolev V.A. -- first deputy director, Federal Security Service of Russia,

Tymko A.I. -- first deputy director, Federal Border Service of Russia,

Shaposhnikov Ye.I. -- aide to the Russian Federation President,

Shcherbakov A.A. -- first deputy director, Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia,

Yarov Yu.F. -- Russian Federation President's first deputy chief of staff.