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Nikolai Platonovich Patrushev is a Russian politician and security and intelligence officer. He served as Director of the Russian Federal Security Service , which is the main successor organization to the Soviet KGB , from 1999 to 2008, and he has been Secretary of the Security Council of Russia since 2008.

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Secretary of the Security Council of Russia
Assumed office
12 May 2008
Preceded by Igor Ivanov
Director of the Federal Security Service
In office
9 August 1999 – 12 May 2008
Preceded by Vladimir Putin
Personal details
Born (1951-07-11) 11 July 1951 (age 65)
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Awards Hero of the Russian Federation medal.png
Military service
Allegiance  Soviet Union
 Russia
Service/branch Federal Security Service
Years of service 1975–present
Rank General of the Army

Nikolai Platonovich Patrushev (Russian: Никола́й Плато́нович Па́трушев) (born 11 July 1951) is a Russian politician and security and intelligence officer. He served as Director of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), which is the main successor organization to the Soviet KGB (excluding foreign intelligence), from 1999 to 2008, and he has been Secretary of the Security Council of Russia since 2008.

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