Presidential Administration of Russia

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The Presidential Administration of Russia (also known as Staff of Russia’s president, Presidential Executive Office, in Russian: Администрация Президента Российской Федерации)) is the executive office of Russia's president created by a decree of Boris Yeltsin on 19 July 1991 as an institution supporting the activity of the president (then Yeltsin) and vice-president (then Aleksandr Rutskoy, in 1993 the position was abolished) of Russian SFSR (now Russian Federation), as well as deliberative bodies attached to the president, including Security Council.

The chief of the administration, his deputies, heads of main directorates and services and their deputies are appointed by the President of Russia and don't need to be approved by any other government body. Other staff is appointed by the chief of the presidential administration.

Other important members[edit]

First Deputy Chiefs of Presidential Administration:

Deputy Chiefs of Presidential Administration:

Aides to the President

(Duties of the Aides in Russian:[1])

Press Attache for the President

Chief of the Presidential Protocol

Advisers to the President


Offices of the Presidential Administration, an Art Nouveau building in Staraya Square.

On 25 March 2004, Vladimir Putin undertook a major reorganisation of this institution by a decree (Full text in Russian:[2]). Only two deputy chiefs remained out of seven. The Press Office and the Information Office were merged into the Press and Information Office, the Pardon Directorate and the Citizenship Directorate were merged into the Directorate for Protecting Citizens' Constitutional Rights. The Personnel Directorate and the State Decorations Directorate were merged into the Personnel and State Decorations Directorate, the Protocol Directorate and the Organisation Directorate were merged into the Protocol and Organization Directorate. The Territorial Directorate was included in the Domestic policy Directorate. The Economic Directorate was abolished, the Civil Service Directorate was created.

Presidential Envoys to Federal districts of Russia[edit]

The federal districts of Russia are a level of administration for the convenience of the federal government. They are not the constituent units of Russia (which are the federal subjects). Each district includes several federal subjects and each federal district has a presidential envoy (whose official title is Plenipotentiary Representative). The official task of the Plenipotentiary Representative is simply to oversee the work of federal agencies in the regions, although in practice this oversight is extensive and of considerable consequence. Federal districts' envoys serve as liaisons between the federal subjects and the federal government and are primarily responsible for overseeing the compliance of the federal subjects with the federal laws.

This institution was organised in 2000.

Presidential Envoys to Branches of Federal Power[edit]

The President's Envoys to the Federation Council of Russia and State Duma (until 10 February 1996)[edit]

The President's Envoys to the Federation Council of Russia (since 10 February 1996)[edit]

The President's Representative to the State Duma (since 10 February 1996)[edit]

The President's Representatives to the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation[edit]


  • Security Council Office
  • Offices of the Plenipotentiary Envoys to the Federal Districts
  • Presidential Advisers' Office
  • State-Legal Directorate
  • Presidential Chancellery
  • Control Directorate (Chiefs: Yuri Boldyrev (1992 – 1993), Aleksey Ilyushenko (19 March 1993 – ???), Vladimir Zaytsev (1995 – 1996), Alexei Kudrin (1 August 1996 – 26 March 1997), Vladimir Putin (26 March 1997 – May 1998), Nikolai Patrushev (31 May 1998 – October 1998), Yevgeny Lisov (October 1998 – 13 January 2004), Valery Nazarov (13 January 2004 – 12 March 2004), Alexander Beglov (since 27 May 2004)
  • Presidential Speechwriters' Directorate
  • Secretariat of the Chief of the Presidential Administration
  • Domestic Policy Directorate
  • Foreign Policy Directorate
  • Personnel and State Decorations Directorate (since 25 March 2004)
  • Personnel Directorate (until 25 March 2004)
  • State Decorations Directorate (until 25 March 2004)
  • Civil Service Directorate (since 25 March 2004)
  • Directorate for Protecting Citizens' Constitutional Rights (since 25 March 2004)
  • Pardon Directorate
  • Citizenship Directorate (until 25 March 2004)
  • Document Processing Directorate
  • Directorate for Communication and Public Feedback
  • Press and Information Office (since 25 March 2004)
  • Press Office (until 25 March 2004)
  • Information Office (until 25 March 2004)
  • Protocol and Organization Directorate (since 25 March 2004)
  • Protocol Directorate (until 25 March 2004)
  • Organization Directorate (until 25 March 2004)
  • Experts' Directorate
  • Directorate for Interregional Relations and Cultural Contacts with Foreign Countries
  • Territorial Directorate (until 25 March 2004)
  • Economic Directorate (until 25 March 2004)
  • Cossacks Directorate (7 August 1998 – 25 February 2003)

List of the Chiefs of Russian presidential administration[edit]

# portrait chief years President
1 Yury Petrov August 1991 - January 1993 Boris Yeltsin
2 Sergey Filatov.jpg Sergey Filatov January 1993 - January 1996
3 Nikolay Yegorov 15 January - 15 July 1996
4 Chubais-AB.jpg Anatoly Chubais (15 July 1996 - 7 March 1997
5 Valentin Yumashev 11 March 1997 - 7 December 1998
6 Nikolay Bordyuzha CSTO chief.jpg Nikolai Bordyuzha 7 December 1998 - 19 March 1999
7 Alexander Voloshin 19 March - 31 December 1999
u/o Alexander Voloshin 31 December 1999 - 30 October 2003 Vladimir Putin
9 Dmitry Medvedev official large photo -1.jpg Dmitry Medvedev 30 October 2003 - 14 November 2005
10 Sergey Sobyanin small photo.jpg Sergey Sobyanin 14 November 2005 — 7 May 2008 (acting until 12 May 2008)
11 Naryshkin Sergey Evgenyevich.jpg Sergey Naryshkin 12 May 2008 - 15 December 2011 Dmitry Medvedev
12 Vladislav Surkov December 2011 (acting)
13 SergeiIvanov.jpg Sergei Ivanov 22 December 2011[8] - 21 May 2012
13 Sergei Ivanov Re-appointed in 21 May 2012 Vladimir Putin

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