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FPS Legislative Authority

The Russian Federation Federal Border Service was constituted by the RF Presidential Edicts "On the Creation of the Federal Border Service -- the RF Main Border Troops Command", dated December 30, 1993, and "On the RF Federal Border Service", dated December 30, 1994, into an independent state service. Although the law "On Foreign Intelligence" does cover intelligence in the Border Troops, a Russian Presisential president extended that law to the Intelligence Directorate. In addition, under the law "On the Russian Federation State Border," the Border Troops are permitted to conduct operational-investigative and intelligence activity and to engage in counterintelligence.

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