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Federal Protective Service (Russia)

Federal Protective Service (Russia)

Government agency

The Federal Protective Service - of the Russian Federation, official name in English Federal Guard Service of the Russian Federation, is a federal government agency concerned with the tasks related to the protection of several high-ranking state officials, mandated by the relevant law, including the President of Russia, as well as certain federal properties. It traces its origin to the USSR's Ninth Chief Directorate of the KGB and later Presidential Security Service (SBP) led by KGB general Alexander Korzhakov.

FSO includes the Russian Presidential Security Service.This president's personal security is directed by Viktor Zolotov who, according to Sergei Tretiakov, also supervises the entire FSO.The FSO includes an estimated 50,000 troops and controls the "black box" that can be used in the event of nuclear war.It reportedly uses advanced domestic technical developments.

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