Contents tagged with Patrushev

  • Putin reshuffles top Russian defense and security positions, nominates Andrey Belousov as Defense Minister

    Vladimir Putin has submitted to the Federation Council the nomination of Andrey Belousov for the post of Defense Minister, replacing Sergey Shoygu. Prior to this, Belousov served as the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian government.

    Additionally, Putin dismissed Nikolay Patrushev from the role of Secretary of the Security Council, citing his transition to another position. Shoygu will take over Patrushev’s former duties, as reported by TASS.

    Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov …

  • Russian official's son evades sanctions with help from Norwegian diplomat's offspring

    Andrey Patrushev, the younger son of Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, who is involved in offshore exploration projects, has managed to circumvent sanctions imposed on him due to the war in Ukraine. An investigation by Dossier Center in collaboration with Norwegian publication Stavanger Aftenbladet revealed that he was assisted by Gunnar Nordsletten, the son of a Norwegian diplomat. Nordsletten's company provided vessels crucial for undertakings just before …

  • Russia to include ‘readiness for war’ in its National Security Strategy

    The Russian Security Council is preparing an updated National Security Strategy, which will replace the previous version adopted in December 2015.

    The new document will take into account the changes in the military and political situation, the increase in military risks and military threats, Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev told Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

    The updated strategy will note the "legitimacy of taking symmetrical and asymmetrical measures to counter and prevent unfriendly …

  • Kremlin: Sovereign Internet Act was forced on Russian by the West

    Russia had to adopt the law on “autonomous Internet” because of  the cyber threats from the West, said Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev.

     “We are not speaking about restricting the work of the World Wide Web. Russia is not going to disconnect itself. Nevertheless, there is a threat that external forces may disconnect Russia from the Internet,” Patrushev said in an interview with Izvestia.

     “It is necessary to create an infrastructure that would …

  • Lavrov: Moscow is ready for talks with the United States on Venezuela

    According to the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed in a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday that Moscow is ready to respond with bilateral consultations on Venezuelan issues proposed by Washington. At the same time, Lavrov said that the parties should strictly comply with the principles of the UN Charter and adhere to the position that only Venezuelans have the right to …

  • Patrushev: The US seeks the breakup of the Russian Federation

    The Secretary of the Security Council of Russia, Nikolai Patrushev, stated that the USA seeks to weaken Russia by breaking it up.  

    According to Patrushev, Americans want to gain access to the richest resources of the Russian Federation.  “The US Government specified its main objective – prevail in the world. That is why they don’t need a strong Russia. On the contrary, they want to weaken our country. Achievement of this objective by breaking up of Russia isn’t excluded. It would give the US  …