According to sources the newspaper “Kommersant”, before the presidential elections 2018 in Russia may be held a large-scale reform of power structures. It is assumed that on the basis of the FSB will be created the Ministry of state security (MGB), which will include the foreign intelligence Service (SVR) and the number of units of the Federal security service (FSS).
Today’s FSO will remain in the form of security Service of the President of the Russian Federation, which in addition to protection will be controlled by special communication and transport services senior management team.
Preparing for a new reform began shortly after the decrees of the President were eliminated, the Federal migration service and Federal drug control service, the functions of which received Ministry of interior, and on the basis of internal troops of the several divisions of internal Affairs bodies established Regardie, say the sources.
In addition, in the framework of the planned reforms, according to sources, “Kommersant”, is supposed to return the Investigative Committee under the control of the General Prosecutor’s office and investigation Department of the Ministry of state security to grant the status of a Central Board. It will be able to take their production of the most high-profile and of national importance criminal cases, the jurisdiction of which today is assigned to the TFR and the interior Ministry.
The MGB will not only accompany and ensure the investigation of criminal cases on their content of the TFR and the interior Ministry, and to carry out procedural oversight. The new Ministry will also deal with their own security in all law enforcement and security agencies.
According to sources, “Kommersant”, we are talking about the actual return of the FSS functions of the Committee of state security of the USSR.
Changes will affect the MOE. Due to the inclusion in its composition of troops civil defense, and rescue, fire and other emergencies Ministry will strengthen the defense Ministry. Legally from the disbanded Ministry will go to the interior Ministry.
Earlier, on 4 September, “Novaya Gazeta” reported about the planned resignation of the head EMERCOM of Russia Vladimir Puchkov. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called these reports “rumors”.
Later, sources close to the leadership of the FSB, the Central office of the TFR and the presidential administration announced about the imminent dismissal of the head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin. Peskov said that he knew nothing about it.