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. 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.
Current staff of the presidential administration
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:
- Andrej Belousov
- Larisa Brychyova (Head of the Presidential State-Legal Directorate)
- Vladislav Surkov
- Igor Levitin
- Vladimir Kozhin
- Yuri Ushakov
- Andrei Fursenko
- Konstantin Chuychenko
- Evgeny Shkolov
- Igor Shchegolev
Chief of the Presidential Protocol:
Advisers to the President:
- Alexander Bedritsky (Special Presidential Representative on Climate Issues)
- Sergey Glazyev
- Sergei Grigorov
- Anton Kobyakov
- Alexandra Levitskaya
- Vladimir Tolstoy
- Anton Ustinov
- Mikhail Fedotov (Chairman of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights)
- Veniamin Yakovlev
Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights:
Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs’ Rights:
Presidential Envoys to Federal districts of Russia
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:
- Central Federal District
- Southern Federal District
- Northwestern Federal District
- Far Eastern Federal District
- Siberian Federal District
- Ural Federal District
- Volga Federal District
- North Caucasian Federal District
- Crimean Federal District
Presidential Envoys to Branches of Federal Power
The Presidential Plenipotentiary to the Federation Council of Russia:
- Anatoly Sliva (10 February 1996 — 27 October 1998)
- Yury Yarov (7 December 1998 — 13 April 1999)
- Vyacheslav Khizhnyakov (12 May 1999 — 5 April 2004)
- Alexander Kotenkov (since 5 April 2004 — )
- Arthur Muravyov (since 29 October 2013)
The Presidential Plenipotentiary to the State Duma:
- Alexander Yakovlev (18 February 1994 — 10 February 1996)
- Alexander Kotenkov (10 February 1996 — 5 April 2004)
- Alexander Kosopkin (since 5 April 2004 — )
- Garry Minkh (since 12 February 2009)
The Presidential Plenipotentiary to the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation:
- Valery Savitsky (24 April 1995 — 5 February 1996)
- Mikhail Mityukov (5 February — 7 December 1996)
- Sergey Shakhray (7 December 1996 — 29 June 1998)
- Mikhail Mityukov (29 June 1998 — 7 November 2005)
- Mikhail Krotov (since 7 November 2005)
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- 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 (27 May 2004 — ), Konstantin Chuychenko (at least since 2009)
- 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)
Former members of the presidential administration
First Deputy Chiefs of Presidential Administration:
Deputy Chiefs of Presidential Administration:
- Sergey Yastrzhembsky (1997 — 1998)
- Dzhakhan Pollyeva (1998 — March 2004)
- Sergei Prikhodko (1998 — March 2004)
- Dmitry Kozak (May 1999 — August 1999, 4 June 2000 — 30 October 2003)
- Alexander Abramov (1999 — March 2004)
- Vladislav Surkov (August 1999 — December 2011)
- Yevgeny Lisov (until 12 January 2004)
- Viktor Ivanov (2000 — March 2004)
- Igor Shuvalov (October 2003 — March 2004)
Aides to the President:
- Sergei Prikhodko (1997 1998, March 2004 —)
- Igor Shuvalov (June — October 2003, March 2004 — )
- Igor Sergeyev (28 March 2001 — 30 March 2004)
- Yevgeny Shaposhnikov (March 1997 — 30 March 2004)
- Aslambek Aslakhanov (October 2003 — March 2004)
- Igor Sechin (March 2004 — May 2008)
- Vladislav Surkov (March 2004 — December 2011)
Press Attaches for the President:
Chiefs of the Presidential Protocol:
Advisers to the President:
- Vladimir Shevchenko (for special affairs, 2000 — )
- Andrey Illarionov (for Economy, 12 April 2000 — 25 December 2005)
- Sergey Samoylov (for Federalism and Local Government, 2001 — )
- Anatoly Pristavkin (for Pardon, December 2001 — )
- Sergey Karaganov (for Foreign Policy, 2002 — )
- Gennady Troshev (for Cossacks, 2003 — )
- Alexander Burutin (for Military Technology and Industry, April 2003 — )
- Aslambek Aslakhanov (for North Caucasus, March 2004 — )
- Yury Laptev (for Culture, April 2004 — )
- Mikhail Lesin (for Mass Media and Information Technologies, April 2004 — November 17, 2009)
- Executive Office of the President, the equivalent United States body
- Imperial Household Agency in Japan
References and notes
- Full text: "Указ Президента Российской Федерации от 25 марта 2004 г. N 400" (in Russian). rg.ru. 2004-03-27. Retrieved 2012-08-13.
- "Presidential Administration of Russia". kremlin.ru. Retrieved 2015-10-05.
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- For duties of the Aides to the President see: "Администрация Президента" (in Russian). kremlin.ru. Archived from the original on 2 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-02.
- "Anna Kuznetsova appointed Presidential Commissioner for Children's Rights". kremlin.ru. Retrieved 2016-09-09.
- "Titov, Boris". kremlin.ru. Retrieved 2015-10-05.
- "Major staff and key officials". kremlin.ru. Retrieved 2015-10-05.
- О назначении полпредов Президента в ряде федеральных округов (in Russian). kremlin.ru. 2011-09-06. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
- Жанна Ульянова; Яна Милюкова (2013-08-31). Дальнему Востоку подобрали нового управленца (in Russian). gazeta.ru. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
- Mikhail Metsel (2014-05-12). "Putin creates ministry for North Caucasus, makes new appointments". itar-tass.com. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
- "Предложение президента для Игоря Холманских стало неожиданностью" (in Russian). vesti.ru. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
- "В России создан Крымский федеральный округ" (in Russian). rbc.ru. 21 March 2014.
- "Muravyov, Arthur". kremlin.ru. Retrieved 2015-10-05.
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- "Krotov, Mikhail". kremlin.ru. Retrieved 2015-10-05.
- "Dmitry Medvedev had a working meeting with Head of the Presidential Control Directorate Konstantin Chuychenko". kremlin.ru. 2009-03-26.
- "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)". iisg.nl. 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2015-10-05.