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 the Security Council.

The chief of the presidential 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.


On 25 March 2004, Vladimir Putin undertook a major reorganisation of this institution by a decree.[1] 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.

The Presidential Administration of Russia is situated in Moscow where it helds offices in several buildings of Kitay-gorod and inside the Kremlin.[2][3]

Current staff of the presidential administration[edit]

Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office:

First Deputy Chiefs of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office:

Deputy Chiefs of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office:

Deputy Chief of the Presidential Executive Office and Presidential Press Secretary:

Aides to the President:[4]

Chief of the Presidential Protocol:

Advisers to the President:

Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights:

Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights:

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 and have been organised in 2000. 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 is organised as followed:[7]

Presidential Envoys to Branches of Federal Power[edit]

The Presidential Plenipotentiary to the Federation Council of Russia:

The Presidential Plenipotentiary to the State Duma:

The Presidential Plenipotentiary to the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation:


  • 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)
  • Archive of the President of the Russian Federation (since 1998)[16]

Former members of the presidential administration[edit]

First Deputy Chiefs of Presidential Administration:

Deputy Chiefs of Presidential Administration:

Aides to the President:

Press Attaches for the President:

Chiefs of the Presidential Protocol:

Advisers to the President:

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Full text: "Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 25 марта 2004 г. N 400" (in Russian). 2004-03-27. Retrieved 2012-08-13. 
  2. ^ "Presidential Administration of Russia". Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  3. ^ "About Presidential Executive Office". Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  4. ^ For duties of the Aides to the President see: "Администрация Президента" (in Russian). Retrieved 2008-03-02. 
  5. ^ "Astakhov, Pavel". Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  6. ^ "Titov, Boris". Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  7. ^ "Major staff and key officials". Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  8. ^ a b c О назначении полпредов Президента в ряде федеральных округов (in Russian). 2011-09-06. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  9. ^ Жанна Ульянова; Яна Милюкова (2013-08-31). Дальнему Востоку подобрали нового управленца (in Russian). Retrieved 21 April 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Mikhail Metsel (2014-05-12). "Putin creates ministry for North Caucasus, makes new appointments". Retrieved 13 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Предложение президента для Игоря Холманских стало неожиданностью" (in Russian). 18 May 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "В России создан Крымский федеральный округ" (in Russian). 21 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "Muravyov, Arthur". Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  14. ^ "Minkh, Garry". Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  15. ^ "Krotov, Mikhail". Retrieved 2015-10-05. 
  16. ^ "ArcheoBiblioBase: Archives in Russia: C-1 — Arkhiv Prezidenta Rossiiskoi Federatsii (Departament po obespecheniiu deiatel'nosti arkhiva Prezidenta Upravleniia informatsionnogo i dokumentatsionnogo obespecheniia Prezidenta RF) (AP RF)". 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2015-10-05.