On Monday 19 September at a briefing in the Kremlin journalists asked the press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov to comment on media reports about the possible creation in the country on the basis of FSB, Ministry of gosbezopanosti. However, as reported TASS, a Kremlin official said that could not confirm these plans.
Earlier MKRU reported on the publication in the newspaper “Kommersant”, which dealt with the preparation of the reforming unit of the security services. As found in their sources, the journalists, there is the idea of combining in one Agency the scattered now the FSB, FSO, SVR.
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The authors of the idea believe that it will help how to increase the efficiency of the structure, and to improve control over the intelligence services, to get rid of corruption affecting them. The new structure can obtain the status of the Ministry of gosbezopanosti (MGB). Some journalists have already dubbed the new Agency “KGB 2.0”.
The publication also mentioned that the reform may affect the Investigative Committee, which, allegedly, will again become a unit of the Prosecutor General.
However several experts have stated that it is unlikely the government will go for it because President Vladimir Putin is to create a system of checks and balances, and in this case will be the strengthening of one of the departments.