Like its famous American analog - the Agency of National Security (ANB) - FAPSI is an exceptionally closed special service acting in the sphere of radio electronic intelligence. Officers of this department openly says only about one side of the Agency activity - information’s defense - and always carefully avoid speaking about the subject of their intelligence activity. Meanwhile FAPSI - must be the most battle-seasoned Russian special service. Unlike FSB it has not incurred to constant reconstruction and reorganizations. Besides very few people realize that the strength of FAPSI officers exceeds the number both of FSB workers and SVR ones. Furthermore there are own forces in the bodies of governmental communication and information. Don’t forget that now the world over the agents intelligence takes a back seat giving place to the technical and primarily to radio espionage. And this is the main FAPSI specialization owning by its satellites, foreign centers of monitoring in all parts of the world, etc.
FAPSI - is a federal body of the executive, a lower organization in charge of RF President directly. Federal bodies of governmental communication and information are the forces composition of RF security provision and they comprise the system of bodies of federal executive.
The main directions of the federal bodies of governmental communication and information activity according to the law are:
Address: 4 Bolshoy Kiselny Per., 103031.
General director - Matyukhin Vladimir Georgievich
First deputy director - Korichnev Valery Vasilievich
Deputy- stats-secretary- Shankin Yury Petrovich
Center of public relations:
Chief - Ulanov Alexander Borisovich, telephone: (095) 208-1974