Federal Security Service

principal security agency of Russia (FSB)
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The FSB (ФСБ) is an organisation in Russia that takes care of security of the country.[1] It is the organisation that came after the KGB, relating to internal affairs inside the country. It is usually simply called the FSB in English-language sources.

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Its main responsibilities are within the country. It does counter-intelligence, internal and border security, counter-terrorism, and surveillance.[2] It also investigates some other types of serious crimes. Its headquarters are in Lubyanka Square, Moscow's centre, in the main building of the former KGB. The Director of the FSB since 2008 is army general Aleksandr Bortnikov.

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  1. Its name is an acronym from the Russian Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (Федера́льная слу́жба безопа́сности Росси́йской Федера́ции) (Federal'naya sluzhba bezopasnosti Rossiyskoi Federatsii).
  2. surveillance: watching, videotaping, phone tapping, hacking into e-mails, etc.

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