President Vladimir Putin recently signed a decree to identify the criteria for reorganizing Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB). The FSB played a direct part in drafting the decree, a move indicating that most of the proposals made by the counterintelligence service will be accounted for. A number of independent services will be established under the reorganization, as will special subdepartments for combating terrorism and extremism. New organizational decisions are expected to allow Russia’s security services to react more appropriately to contemporary terrorist and cyberterrorist threats.
The Russian Journal Publishing Company. The future of Russian counter-intelligence. [Online, July 20, 2004.] The Russian Journal Publishing Company Website. http:// www.russiajournal.com/news/cnews-article.shtml?nd=44715.