FAPSI Budget and Personnel
Tens of thousands of people are serving in the FAPSI, though according to plans by the year 2001 the number of the agency"s military and civilian employees will be cut by 40 percent.
The staff includes graduates from the Orel Military Institute of Government Communications and the Institute of Cryptographic Communications of the FSB [Federal Security Service] Information
Academy, as well as mathematicians, physicists, and electronics specialists from Moscow State University, the Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute, and Bauman Technology and Economics Institute.
Despite personnel reductions, FAPSI plans a significant budget increases, from 2.996 trillion Rubles in 1997 to 10-11 trillion Rubles in 1998-2001. These increases are needed to finance the replacement of all drafted military servicemen with professional soldiers. A major in the FAPSI earns the equivalent of what a colonel general from the Defense Ministry's central apparatus does -- with bonuses, this can total about 3 million rubles per month.
On 01 August 1997 President Yeltsin signed a decree "significantly reducing" the personnel of troops subordinated to FAPSI, although no details about the decree were released. Troops subordinate to FAPSI had not been affected by previous presidential decrees ordering reductions in the armed forces.
Sources and Resources
- TROOPS SUBORDINATED TO FAPSI, RAILWAYS MINISTRY TO BE DOWNSIZED RFL/RE Newsline 4 AUGUST 1997
- "Corruption": "End of Communication-2: Where Did the Hundreds of
Thousands of Dollars in General Starovoytov"s Bank Accounts Come
From?" by Aleksandr Khinshteyn, Moskovskiy Komsomolets 22 August 1997, pp 1, 4
[FAPSI Corruption, Starovoytov Misdeeds FBIS-SOV-97-261 18 September 1997]
- "FAPSI: Link With the Mafia?" by Gleb Borisov and Yevgeniy Shuvalov Moscow Novaya Gazeta No. 37, 15-21 Sep 97 [FAPSI Staffers Accused of Mafia Dealings FBIS-SOV-97-261 18 Sep 1997]
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