Presidential Security Service (Russia)
|Presidential Security Service of Russia
Служба безопасности президента России
|Common name||Presidential Security Service|
Logo of the Presidential Security Service of Russia
|Formed||November 11, 1993|
|Preceding agency||Ninth Chief Directorate (KGB)|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Governing body||Federal Protective Service (Russia)|
|Constituting instrument||Law On State Protection|
|Headquarters||The Kremlin, Moscow|
|Agency executive||Colonel Dmitry Kochnev, Director|
|Parent agency||Federal Protective Service, FSO|
|Child agency||Psychological Analysis Directorate|
The Presidential Security Service (SBP) (Russian: Служба безопасности президента России) is a federal government agency concerned with the tasks related to the protection of the President of Russia. It traces its origin to the USSR's Ninth Chief Directorate of the KGB and the beginning it was led by KGB general Alexander Korzhakov.
Structure and command
From 2000 to 2013, the agency was headed by General Viktor Zolotov. SBP has roughly 2,000 - 3,000 non-uniformed personnel.
The Russian Presidential Security Service, although not listed as one of the structural units on the Russian Federal Protective Service's official website. is a secret protective service of the FSO, who is responsible directly to the President's bodyguard services.
Psychological Security Dept.
The Psychological Security Department is the Intelligence branch of SBP who is responsible for analyzing information collected about the security threats to the life of the president. The Department mixes several selected intelligence experts from the Military Intelligence, Federal Internal Security and the Foreign Intelligence into one branch.
Heads of Presidential Security Service
- Alexander Korzhakov (1991–1996)
- Yuri Krapivin (1996)
- Anatoly Kuznetsov (1996–2000)
- Viktor Zolotov (May 18, 2000 - September 2013)
- Oleg Klementiyev (Since September 2013 - December 2015)
- Dmitry Kochnev (Since December 2015)
- Federal Protective Service (FSO)
- Kremlin Regiment
- Presidential Security Service (Belarus)
- Praetorian Guard