Nikolai Patrushev

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Person.png Nikolai Patrushev   History CommonsRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Nikolai Patrushev.jpg
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Children • Dmitry
• Andrey

Employment.png Secretary of the Security Council of Russia

In office
12 May, 2008 - Present

Employment.png Director of the Federal Security Service Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
9 August, 1999 - 12 May, 2008
Preceded byVladimir Putin
Succeeded byAlexander Bortnikov

Nikolai Patrushev is a former FSB director.


Denial about the Ryazan incident

On 24 September, FSB director Nikolai Patrushev announced that the Ryazan Incident bomb had no explosive, but was merely sugar. He claimed that it was carried out as a terror drill to test responses after the earlier blasts.[1]

Official counter-denial

The Ryazan FSB "reacted with fury" and issued a statement saying:[2]

This announcement came as a surprise to us and appeared at the moment when the ...FSB had identified the places of residence in Ryazan of those involved in planting the explosive device and was prepared to detain them.


A Document by Nikolai Patrushev

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Cold War II: Interview with Nikolay Patrushev, Secretary of the Russian Security Councilinterview transcript15 October 2014The Great Game
2014 Ukraine coup
Cold War II
Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Nikolay Patrushev, interviewed by Rossiyskaya Gazeta on 15 October 2014. The interview makes it crystal clear that a de-facto state of undeclared war exists between Anglo-US-Nato and Russia.


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  2. Edward Lucas, The New Cold War: Putin's Russia and the Threat to the West , Palgrave Macmillan (19 February 2008), ISBN 0-230-60612-1, page 25