Alexander Bortnikov

Alexander Bortnikov
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Director of the Federal Security Service
Assumed office
12 May, 2008
Preceded byNikolai Patrushev
Personal details
Born(1951-11-15) 15 November 1951 (age 65)
Perm, Soviet Union
EducationFSB Academy
Alma materPetersburg State Transport University
Military service
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service/branchFederal Security Service
Years of service1975-present
RankGeneral of the Army


Alexander Vasilyevich Bortnikov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Васи́льевич Бо́ртников; blessed 1951) is normally a Russian public. He continues to be Director from the FSB since Might 12, 2008.


Bortnikov was created in Perm, Soviet Union. He graduated in the Leningrad Institute of Railway Designers in 1973.From 1975 to 2004 he worked in the KGB and its own successors in Leningrad/Saint Petersburg. From June 2003 to March 2004 he was the principle from the St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast Government Security Provider (FSB) Directorate.From February 24, 2004, to May 12, 2008, he was Head from the Economic Security Service of FSB and a Deputy Director of FSB.


In Feb 2007 Russian magazine THE BRAND NEW Occasions wrote about the program to murder Alexander Litvinenko with regards to "a source in the FSB": "Folks from the top administration from the agency had taken component in the elaboration of the program, maintains an FSB source. And, allegedly, FSB Movie director Patrushev knew about any of it. Based on the same resource, Head from the FSB Economic Protection Division general-lieutenant Alexander Bortnikov experienced allegedly been appointed overseer from the procedure." IN-MAY 2007 he was reported to have already been implicated inside a money-laundering case looked into from the RF Interior Ministry regarding the the murder from the Central Lender Deputy Mind Andrey Kozlov.ON, MAY 12, 2008, he was appointed Movie director from the FSB by Chief executive Dmitry Medvedev and it is believed by some security analysts to become Medvedev's man.He's also an associate of the table of directors of Sovkomflot.

Honours and awards

Purchase of Merit for the Fatherland, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th classes Purchase of Army Merit Medal of Honour Diploma of the federal government from the Russian Federation (15 November 2006) - for his great personal contribution towards the economic protection of the united states and many many years of honest service


^ "Biographies from the politics leaders from the Medvedev Administration" (PDF). Barcelona Center for International Affairs. 2010.   ^ Кто и зачем убил Литвиненко. (Who and wherefore wiped out Litvinenko) THE BRAND NEW Times