Directive on Structure, Function of Situation Center
Presidential Directive 171
1. The FAPSI [Federal
Government Communications and Information Agency] is
entrusted with responsibility for the functioning and
development of the systems of the Russian Federation
president's Situation Center (hereinafter -- the Situation
The FAPSI general director is to allocate staffers to
ensure the 24-hour operation of the Situation Center.
2. It is laid down that overall leadership of the
Situation Center is exercised by the leader of the Russian
Federation Presidential Staff.
3. The leader of the Russian Federation Presidential
Staff and the FAPSI general director are to define the
procedure for the functioning of the Situation Center.
4. Federal organs of executive power, organs of
executive power of the Russian Federation's components, and
the Russian Federation president's plenipotentiary
representatives in the Russian Federation's components are
to submit to the Situation Center the informational and
analytical materials the Russian Federation president needs
in order to make decisions on questions which the Russian
Federation Constitution assigns to his competence.
[signed] B. Yeltsin,
president of the Russian
[dated] 9 April 1996
09 April 1996