The Security Council of the Russian Federation (SCRF; Russian: Совет безопасности Российской Федерации (СБРФ); Sovet bezopasnosti Rossiyskoy Federatsii (SBRF)) is a constitutional body of the Russian President that works out the President's decisions on national security affairs and matters of strategic interest. Composed of Russia′s top state officials and heads of defence and security agencies and chaired by the President of Russia, the SCRF acts as a forum for coordinating and integrating national security policy.
History, status, and role
President Medvedev and members at a security council meeting on 8 August 2008.
President Putin and members at a security council meeting on 30 March 2018.
The Security Council of the RSFSR was legally set up in April 1991 along with the post of the President of the RSFSR (the RSFSR at that time operated as one of the constituent republics of the USSR). The 1993 Constitution of Russia refers to the SCRF in Article 83, which stipulates (as one of the president's prerogatives) that the SCRF is formed and headed by the president of Russia, also saying that the status of the SCRF is to be defined by a federal law.
The 2010 Law on Security defines the legal status of the SCRF as a "constitutional consultative body" concerned with elaboration of decisions by the president in the fields of Russia's defence and national security. The SCRF comprises its chairman (the president of Russia), the Secretary of the SCRF, its full members, and members, as appointed by the president. Under the law, the Secretary of the SCRF is appointed by the president and reports directly to him.
Decisions of the SCRF are adopted by its full members and approved by the president, who may issue decrees or orders for the purpose of implementing them.
The Presidential Decree of 6 May 2011 enacted the Statute of the SCRF as well as a host of other statutes pertaining to the structure and composition of the SCRF.
It has been argued published in May 2009, represents a strengthening of the Council's influence and importance within Russian governance under its new Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.
that the coordinating role defined for the Security Council in the National Security Strategy to 2020,
On 16 January 2020, president Vladimir Putin signed a decree that amended the relevant laws and established a new state office of Deputy Chairman of the Security Council. On the same day, president Putin appointed Dmitry Medvedev as Deputy Chairman of the Security Council.
As of 16 November 2020:
Chairman of the Security Council — Vladimir Putin as the President of Russia (ex officio)
- Permanent members
- Non-permanent members
Secretaries of the Security Council
First Deputy Secretaries of the Security Council
Deputy Secretaries of the Security Council
Assistants to the Secretary of the Security Council
Assistants to the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council
Managers of the Secretariat of the Deputy Chairman of the Security Council