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Tsentral'nyi arkhiv Federal'noi sluzhby bezopasnosti RF (TsA FSB Rossii)[Central Archive of the Federal Security Service]
Agency: Federal'naia sluzhba bezopasnosti RF (FSB Rossii)
[Federal Security Service]
Upravlenie registratsii i arkhivnykh fondov (URAF FSB Rossii)
[Directorate of Registration and Archival Fonds]
Address: 101000, Moscow, ul. Bol'shaia Lubianka, 2 (reception)
Telephone: +7 495 924-31-58 (reception); +7 495 914-60-26 (Directorate of Registration and Archival Fonds); (495) 914-39-08 (FSB Public Relations Center)
Fax: +7 495 625-05-78 (FSB Public Relations Center)
Reading room: Kuznetskii most, 22
Transport: metro: Lubianka; Kuznetskii most
Chief of the Directorate: Vasilii Stepanovich Khristoforov
FSB Director: Aleksandr Vasil'evich Bortnikov
Chief of the Archive: Andrei Valentinovich Tiurin
Chief of the Public Relations Center: Sergei Nikolaevich Ignatchenko
About TsA FSB Rossii
The present archive is a direct heir to the central archives of the successive state security agencies, namely the All-Russian Cheka, the State Political Administration (GPU), the Consolidated State Political Administration (OGPU), the People’s Commissariat (and subsequent Ministry) of State Security (NVKD/MVD), the Committee on State Security of the USSR (KGB), and related or subservient predecessor organs. In addition to the Central Archive, numerous branch archives are located outside of Moscow, holding records of regional KGB organs.
According to the August 1991 presidential decree, agency archives of the KGB were to be transferred to the jurisdiction of the state archival system (to the authority of Rosarkhiv). Such transfers are beginning at the present time, but are still only minimal. Reliable information is not available about the extent to which NKVD and KGB archives have been preserved intact.
The archive retains the records produced from all sectors, forms and methods of activities of the KGB central organs, and their predecessor agencies with various categories of records. Among these are the fond of secret operations; the so-called operational fond, the archival-investigatory files; the so-called infiltration fonds; and, finally, the personnel records of agents and other employees associated with the central organs of the KGB and its predecessor agencies.