Intelligence agencies of Russia

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The intelligence agencies of Russia, often unofficially referred to in Russian as Special services (Russian: Спецслужбы), include:

Coordination and parliamentary supervision[edit]

The SVR and FSB, both successor agencies to the Soviet Union′s KGB, are administratively independent of each other and report to the president of Russia, who under law is in charge of directing these agencies. The GRU is a structural component of the General Staff of the Armed Forces and reports to the Chief of the General Staff and the Defence Minister.

The Director of FSB and Director of SVR are permanent ex officio members of the Security Council of Russia, a consultative body under the president of Russia.[1][2]

Parliamentary supervision over the intelligence community in Russia is undertaken by the Federation Council's Committee for Security and Defense, and the Committee for Security and Anti-Corruption of the State Duma, which supervises Russia′s intelligence and security services.

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