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Last update of repository: 14 March 2020

Operativnyi arkhiv Sluzhby vneshnei razvedki RF (Arkhiv SVR Rossii)

[Operational Archive of the Foreign Intelligence Service]

Agency: Sluzhba vneshnei razvedki RF (SVR Rossii)
[Foreign Intelligence Service]

Address: 119034, Moscow, ul. Ostozhenka, 51/1 (Press and Public Affairs Bureau)

Telephone: +7 499 255-79-38, +7 499 245-33-68

Fax: +7 499 255-25-29

E-mail: (Press and Public Affairs Bureau): [email protected]

Website: http://svr.gov.ru/  (SVR)

Transport: metro: Kropotkinskaia, Park kul'tury; trol: 31

SVR Director: Sergei Evgen'evich Naryshkin

Chief, Press and Public Affairs Bureau: Sergei Nikolaevich Ivanov

Press-Secretary to the SVR Chief: Tat'iana Viktorovna Samolis

Chief of the Archival Directorate: Sergei Olegovich Panin

About Arkhiv SVR Rossii
The Foreign Intelligence Service was formed as a separate agency in the November 1991 reorganization of the KGB, and that new agency took over the records of the foreign intelligence operations of the former KGB, namely the First Chief Directorate of the KGB of the USSR, and its predecessors. According to the 1996 Law of RF “On the Foreign Intelligence Service,” the SVR and other agencies dealing with foreign intelligence are given increased authority over their own records, although theoretically, documentation from this archive that is considered to have a scientific-historical significance, is to be transferred to Rosarkhiv. A few limited categories of documents are now being transferred to RGVA (see B–8).

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